Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Yesterday we had a look at our soil.
There are two different kinds of soil, tight and compacted or light and sand like!
To find out what ours was, we got some mud from the garden, put it into a jar and filled it with water.
Now, the less air bubbles that go to the top of the jar the more compacted the mud is.But if a lot of air bubbles go to the top it is light and sand like.
Our soil was tight and compacted, what is yours like?

PH Scale

Today I found out our soil's PH!

A PH scale ranges from 0-14 and the higher the PH the more acid is has and the lower the PH the more alkaline it has.

Our soil had a PH of 7 (neutral).

Home Ed Review - 1

Maths - KS3 CGP levels 3 - 6.

English - Studying The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett.
WHS English workbook

Geography - Key Geography Foundations KS3
British Isles - A Natural History DVD

Science - Simple Nature Experiments with Everyday Materials by Anthony D. Fredericks.
Looking at the Human Body.

Design & Technology - KS3 CGP workbook.

Main project - India covering Religion, Culture, History and Geography.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Oh What A Night!

This Sunday is my dress rehearsal for my big dance show (which are on the 14th and 28th of march!). We have to be there by 8:45 am and it ends at 6:00pm, so it will be a long day!
For show A I am in yes (doing jazz), but for show B I am in -

Yes - Jazz - Dirty Dancing

Let's go fly a kite - Ballet - Mary Poppins

Step in time - Ballet - Mary Poppins

Welcome to the 60's - Tap - Hairspray

Can I Walk by - Latin - Dirty Dancing (Two)

Voulez vous - Latin - Mama Mia

I think thats everything!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Secret Garden

We have started a new English project! It is about The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Brunett. The following story is set in time when Mary is on a boat to England after her parents died of cholera.

Mary Lennox was sitting on the top deck feeling very sorry for herself. No one was giving her any attention, especially not Mrs Page, who was meant to be looking after her.
"All she wants to do is play with her own two children and talk about her darling officer husband" thought Mary.
When her parents had been alive she could get what ever she wanted with a ring of a bell, but now they were gone.
Mary thought back to that horrible day, she remembered the snake and creeping out to get food.
"Mary, Mary where are you?", her thoughts were interrupted by Mrs Page's call.
"It's time for bed Mary!" shouted Mrs Page.
Mary did not want to go to bed, so she got up and hide behind a big gold plant pot.
"Where is that silly little girl?" said Mrs Page.
why, oh why had she ever agreed to look after such a selfish, disagreeable child.
Why, oh why had she agreed to look after Ms Lennox!
"Mary Lennox if i have to come and.......", but she was cut short by Mary stomping into view.
"Where" asked Mrs Page "have you been?"
"Top deck" was Mary short replay.
"Why did you not come....", again Mrs Page was cut short by Mary.
"I am going to bed now" and with that she walked into the cabin.
Mary stood there and waited. Mrs Page walked in " I hope you are not waiting for me."
Mary was taken aback "well of cause I am waiting for you!"
"To do what?" asked Mrs Page.
"Get me ready for bed!"
"Well Mary Lennox I do not get horrid little girls like you ready for bed.
"Fine" and with that Mary got into bed fully clothed and turned the light out.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Rubber Bones - Part Two

A week after we put our chicken wish bone into the jar with vinegar, it is ready to be taken out!
It felt like rubber and you could tear it easily.
The acid in the vinegar had dissolved the calcium in the bone and this had left it weak and bendy.

A 19 to 50 year old should be having 1000mg of calcium a day and a baby aged o to 6 months should have 210mg of calcium!
One cup of semi skinned milk contains 301mg of calcium, where whole milk contains 290mg.
You can also get calcium from cabbage,broccoli, Oranges and tofu.