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Home learning week 7

A short week due to the Friday bank holiday but it is getting increasingly difficult to get the kids to work: they are tending to rush through things unless I give them individual attention which is obviously tricky when there is only one of me and three of them!
Anyway, here is the plan versus the reality for week 7:
MONDAY
04.05.2020
9.00-9.30
PE with Joe
Joe had been in hospital all weekend so was joined by his wife Rosie to put us through our paces. I wish she would share the secret of how she lost her mum tum 4 months after having a baby whilst mine is still wobbling away 4 years later…
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, reading, Maths: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars
Matthew reluctantly completed a self portrait while Anya sobbed whilst drawing an oak tree habitat, both tasks set by their schools.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Project 7: WW2 and VE Day
I used the Year 6 lesson from the Oak National Academy about Hitler’s rise to power to introduce why World War 2 happened.
https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/how-did-hitler-rise-to-power-year-6-wk2-4
TUESDAY
05.05.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, Maths: Oak National Academy, work from school
Matthew designed a new animal: no surprises, it was a dinosaur! Anya did Mathletics and some reading comprehension.

11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Project 7: WW2 and VE Day
We watched the news reel of the war declaration via Youtube, then looked at some of the resources from The Imperial War Museum. Vera Lynn provided some musical entertainment.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/growing-up-in-the-second-world-war
WEDNESDAY
06.05.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
English: spellings, Maths: money
Matthew read and did his times tables while I sat with Anya to complete guided reading from the school.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
Set the kids to work making bolognese. This time Anya joined in too!

1-3
Project 7: WW2 and VE Day
Discussions based on these resources
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-index/zjc8cqt
https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/world-war-2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-world-war-two/zjnyscw
THURSDAY
07.05.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30- 10
Break
10-11
School activities
Matthew read and completed some times tables practice while I started a writing task with Anya.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
Quick bit of baking inspired by WW2: a vegan gluten free strawberry cake with mock cream from the 1940s exepriment: https://the1940sexperiment.com/2011/04/17/mock-cream-recipe-2/

1-3
Project 7: WW2 and VE Day
V E Day in London – 1945 (YouTube) 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
FRIDAY
08.05.2020 Bank holiday: VE Day
9-9.30
PE with Joe

11 comments

  1. You are doing really well with planning their lessons. We tend to do a few hours in a big block instead of stopping for breaks because if my two did there would be no getting them going again.
    My youngest girls form tutor recommended Oak National Academy to us this past week and it’s fab!

  2. I love that you include the reality here. It always sounds great when we just have the plan but adding in the tears, success and the reality is so helpful. Glad you had a good week and I would love to know how she lost her mum tum too! #DreamTeam

  3. It’s been so surreal coming to the end of my homeschooling days with my youngest son. We’re almost done, and it seems as if there should be SOME kind of ceremony for this end of an era….

  4. Amazing planning, we have had to try different routines to see what works as my 3 kids have such big age gaps. I have found if I focus on one focused learning and fun activities for the others works best in avoiding world war 3! stay safe #DreamTeam

  5. We don’t have to home school, however I am finding it increasingly difficult to get my daughter to focus on anything other than Disney movies. And her eating habits are shocking – basically refusing anything I put in front of her. The struggle is real! #DreamTeamLinky

  6. I’m so so so impressed with your schedule! How do you manage to do ALL this with 3 kids though?! You are definitely a super mum in my eyes. Adding in extra bits like making and baking really help to break up the day doesn’t it. We do this wherever we can. #DreamTeamLinky xx

  7. I have been finding it hard to get the kids to focus without attention which like you makes life very tricky being super outnumbered. I run from room to room 😉 #DreamTeamLinky

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