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Year 5 Autumn Term 2018 Homeschooling Lesson Plans Part 1

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Below are our homeschooling lesson plans for Year 5 (Autumn Term Part 1) that I created using the National Curriculum Framework document in England as a guide and some worksheet ideas.

Theme: Vacation

English/Literacy:
1. Writing Non-Fiction: Vacation diary + recount our last vacation using the mind mapping technique (where we travelled; how did we get there; what the weather was like; the food, things we bought, things we did etc).
2. Design a travel brochure using images or graphs.
3. Apply knowledge of morphology & etymology when reading new words (root words, prefixes, suffixes) to include: re-, sub-, inter-, super-, anti-, auto-, -ation, -ous.
4. Spell some words with silent letters (worksheets).
5. Homophones (worksheets).
6. Reading Fiction: Why the Whales Came – explore the vocabulary in the text.
7. Writing Fiction: Recognise and use similes and metaphors.
8. Reading Non-Fiction: Ibn Battuta (the Greatest Explorer of all Time).
9. Reading Poetry: The First Men on Mercury – investigate irregular plurals e.g man/men.

Maths/Numeracy:
1. Secure place value to at least 1,000,000 (worksheet 1 worksheet 2). Continue reading

Year 2 Autumn Term 2018 Homeschooling Lesson Plans Part 1

Year 2 Autumn 1 Term 1 2018 Lesson Plans-page-001 (1)Below are our homeschooling lesson plans for Year 2 based on the National Curriculum in England:

Theme: Vacation

English/Literacy:
1. Vacation diary + recount our last vacation (where we travelled; how did we get there).
2. Revise the GPCs and the common exception words taught in Year 1.
3. Read words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes.
4. Continue reading the Oxford reading tree books level 2.

Maths/Numeracy:
1. Counting review – up to 100.
2. Counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forward and backward.
3. Recognise the place of value (tens, ones). Continue reading

Science for Kids: The Planet Earth

Planet Earth is one of the eight planets in our solar system. It circles around the Sun together with other planets too. It takes the Earth 365 1/4 days to go around the Sun.

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Planet Earth is a unique planet as it is the only planet that is full of life. Other planets are too hot or cold and have extreme weathers such as too windy or too icy. The Earth is just right for people as it has everything a human needs such as water, oxygen and the weather is perfect for us. It also has an atmosphere that protects living things on Earth from harmful radiation from the sun.
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Science for Kids: The Water Cycle

Earth has been recycling water for a very long time.
The water cycle is a way in which water moves around the world.Without it, nothing would grow and humans wouldn’t be able to live, the world’s water is never used up.

> The sun heats up the sea water, that makes it as water vapour.

> Vapour rises in the atmosphere, then down as rain.

> The rain falls back to the sea, then water vapour comes up and forms into clouds, water collects in rivers and goes back to the sea.

The continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.

Below shows how The Water Cycle works:

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Article by M (10 y.o), edited by Mum
Illustrated by M (Adobe Illustrator)

Science for Kids: Desert Facts

Deserts are dry. They are normally sandy or rocky. The original meaning of the word desert is ‘an abandoned place’.

There are four different types of deserts:
1) Polar desert
2) Subtropical desert
3) Cold winter desert
4) Cool coastal desert

The Thar desert is the 17th largest desert, and the world’s 9th biggest subtropical desert. The Carcross desert is the smallest desert in the world, it’s just a series of sand dunes since the area is too humid to be considered an actual desert. The Sahara in Africa, is the biggest and hottest desert in the world. It hasn’t rained for 200 years.

Some animals can live in the desert, such as: Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Hippos

Hippopotamus or is often shortened as Hippo are mammals. They’re the third largest mammal. Hippopotamus means “river horse” in Greek.

Hippos live in Africa. They are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

A male hippo is called a bull.
A female hippo is called a cow.
A baby hippo is called a calf.

Hippos have short legs, a bug mouth and a body that is shaped like a barrel. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Tigers

Did you know tigers are the largest of the big cat family?

Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are mammals the give birth to live young.They weight as much as three adults between 180-300 kg. Tigers can reach the length of up to 11 feet. They can run up to 55 km/h.

They have black stripes all over them, and an orange body with a white underbelly. It helps them to camouflage when they hunt.

Tigers have massive eyes and really good eyesight, so they can hunt in the night. Their strong jaws and big sharp teeth help them catch other animals to eat.

Their long tail helps them balance when they run and climb. Mammals eat meat, their favorite meals are deer and monkeys . They only drink water. They live up to 15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.

Tigers normally hunt alone when it’s night time. They usually hunt large mammals. They can see very well in the night. Their eyes glow in the dark and they can feel their way in the dark using their very long whiskers.

Tigers are good swimmers too. They can swim up to 6 kilometers.
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Tiger cubs are blind, in about 6 to 12 days their eyes open.

Wild tigers live in Asia. About 100 years ago there was about 100,000 tigers in the wild, sadly they was hunted and they got killed, today only 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are left.

Tigers doesn’t live in family groups like lions. They like to be alone.

Siberian tigers the biggest of all tigers. They can grow up to 6-9 feet, some can grow up to 11 feet. Siberian tigers weigh about 300-600 pounds. Males are larger than females.

The Siberian tiger is also known as the Amur tiger. Siberian tigers live in really cold places. A male shares it’s territory with a female, but not with any other males. They often hunt in the water. There are about 400 to 500 Siberian tigers left in the wild.

Article by N (8 y.o), edited by Mum
Pictures: Public Domain

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Ramadan-Offer-2018-v-01-1024x754Assalamualaikum ,

Learn Arabic of Qur’an and Salah the easy way with the Understand Qur’an Academy. If you struggle to understand what you read in your Salah or what you recite in the Qur’an, I  strongly recommend for anyone to partake in this course.

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When we perform salah we actually communicate with Allah, therefore it is better to understand the meaning of every word that we say. In this course, the teacher will explain word by word so you can understand quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

Science for Kids: The Human Body | The Skeleton

We have a skeleton on the inside of your body. Without the skeleton our body would be as floppy as jelly. There are over 200 bones in our body, bones are very tough and light. They are made from calcium and collagen.

The skeleton does three jobs:

1. To protect our body for example skull protects our brain, ribs protects our organs such as hearts and lungs, backbones protects our spinal nerves.
2. To support our body, it lets us stand upright.
3. To help us move, muscles are joined to the bones it controls the way the bones move.

 

Article by N (8 y.o), edited by Mum