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Home Learning week 5: back to work!

After a less academic and more skills based fortnight for the Easter holidays, we have been back to a stricter schedule this week. Here is the plan versus the reality:

 

MONDAY
20.04.2020
9.00-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, reading, Maths: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Activities provided by the children’s schools
Matthew used Scratch to produce a quiz: this was much trickier than we imagined and we’d had no instructions from his school so had to rely on good old Youtube.
Anya drew a treasure map and family tree.

TUESDAY
21.04.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, Maths: times tables and number bonds
We did a little bit of spelling and Maths but the younger two wanted to learn how to use Scratch from their patient older brother!

11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Project 5: the Tudors (monarchs and their spouses, family connections)
I used the family tree from Twinkl and hoped the children would use the computer to research the Tudor family but they weren’t really interested and my hope to find a passionate historian amongst my children was shattered 🙁

WEDNESDAY
22.04.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, Maths: times tables and number bonds
More work from schools: Matthew did an experiment on teeth and had to eat biscuits in front of the mirror!

11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Project 5: the Tudors (everyday life, medicine, crime)
I cancelled afternoon learning as the kids were happily playing outdoors and then we went on our #HiketotheMoon for the Scouts

THURSDAY
23.04.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30- 10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, Maths: Mathletics, time tables
Matthew has struggled with several of the Year 5 and 6 spellings so I asked him to pick 15 tricky ones and create a wordsearch. Anya completed some reading comprehension provided by her school.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Project 5: the Tudors (big events: Battle of Bosworth, Spanish Armada)
A big nope on the Tudors, more work from school completed.
FRIDAY
24.04.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
French: alphabet, numbers, animals, colours
We sang along to this video which we discovered ages ago and love dancing like the worms! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrTrbJ6mYs
Matthew and Anya then completed a worksheet from Twinkl on French numbers and we watched another video to learn colours and write them out

11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
French artists, geography, history, food
Complete fail on this one. Matthew was busy with Lego and Anya and Zach were having fun in the garden and it seemed a shame to disturb them. I did get Anya to make a natural symmetrical sculture which was a task set by her school so I did manage to sneak in a tiny bit of work!

How are you coping with home learning? Did the Easter break unsettle the kids?

5 comments

  1. Do you manage to stick to your timetable? I had to scrap mine because some days she sleeps in late (and I let her because I can get stuff done) other days she wakes up really early. Then we would miss certain live stream activities like PE with Joe Wicks (which leaves me feeling beaten up!) And on days I work it all goes out the window anyway. So now we go with the flow. She is only four so if we only do an hour of actual schoolwork then I think we’re doing okay. #StayClassyMama

  2. I’m struggling with the Teen this week. Her motivation has been pretty low. I must admit, i would struggle at her age too but being in year 10, i’m worried she’ll fall behind. #StayClassyMama

  3. Our online schools went back this week and the kids, despite complaining, seem a little happier. And real school goes back on the 11th – not happy aobut that, you can tell it will be a mistake but mental health for the teen is probably taken as much ISO as it can cope with, so will send him anyway…so we’re coping but also looking forward to some social engagement on the horizon (even though it’s probably stupidity.) #StayClassyMama

  4. I am impressed with your great approach to home education. I just wish I had started with mine when they were much younger. However I am relieved that everyone will now understand what home education is and how challenging it can be too. #StayClassyMama

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