We are still ploughing on with our schedule to keep some semblance of normality, but the kids are increasingly disengaged with learning. I can understand that they are home with all their toys so learning is the last thing on their mind.
Work for me has been reasonably busy this week following the government announcement that schools should partially reopen on 1st June. My own children are not affected although Zach has been offered a place at preschool which I have declined.
I let Matthew choose this week’s topic to try to increase his engagement with work. Obviously he wanted dinosaurs but I angled it towards the actual curriculum! Finding out about the fossilsation process:
I had a meeting so the kids were on their kindles and then played in the garden
PE with Joe
English: reading, Maths: fractions
Meal prep, lunch and relax
Project 8: fossils and evolution
OK so this project was really a big fail as Matthew knows EVERYTHING and Anya was feeling a bit like a dunce in comparison. For the sake of peace and harmony, we went out on a long walk trying to find the cows near our river but had to make do with more ducklings.
I also took the opportunity to get them to preactise tying shoelaces again, to reinforce the skill they learned way back in weeks 3 and 4.
PE with Joe
Spanish: lessons from Oak National Academy
We completed two lessons: alphabet, numbers and greetings, including giving your name and age. I really enjoyed these lessons and hope that the Oak Academy will add more langauges soon