It's the Easter holidays and our 'get involved' page is asking you to get creative this week - you may have to be imaginative with what you can find around your home! The weather is also predicted to be pleasant so, if you can, get out into your garden and make something from nature (the artist Andy Goldsworthy could be your inspiration - https://www.redtedart.com/kids-get-arty-andy-goldsworthy)
This page will be updated after the Easter weekend but we'd love to keep receiving your pictures and messages at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd April 2020 - Easter craft challenge
With just over a week to go, it’s time to get creative! You don’t have to finish this challenge today but we would like you to start to plan an Easter bonnet or decorated egg to complete over the next week. We know that some materials may be harder to come by at the moment so we need you to be extra creative with this one and try to just use what you can find around the house. The more creative, the better!
Below is a website with easy ideas and printable templates to make your own Easter theme hat.
We can’t wait to see your eggcellent creations at email@example.com, get cracking!
Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Animal challenge
Your challenge today is to find out about a completely new animal that you don’t know much about already. What is the most amazing fact you can find out about it? Can you find an animal that you’ve never heard of before? Maybe you’ve spotted a type of bird on your daily exercise that you’d like to find out more about. Think about how you would like to present your findings, perhaps on a powerpoint or in a factfile or leaflet.
Steve Backshall has been doing weekly Q&A sessions on his youtube channel, some of these may give you inspiration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn-nRfyMFtA
Don’t forget to let us know what you’ve found out at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Have a go at making your own origami heart, with thanks to Miss Bruton. We are very excited to 'get involved' with this one! We can't wait to see all of your final products at !
Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Multiplication around us
Today's challenge is to hunt for examples of multiplication in the world around you. What ‘groups of’ can you spot around your home or in the garden? Can you build any arrays (e.g. 4 lines of 3) using things around you home?
See if you can create a grid like the one in this link with a representation of your multiplication https://www.mathsisfun.com/activity/multiplication-around-you.html . For a challenge, can you use the inverse to create a division or a fact family for your multiplication?
Thank you to Miss Wilkinson and Miss Stanton for the idea for this challenge. Can you spot which multiplication Miss Wilkinson has found shown in her CD rack?
Send in your pictures of multiplications around you to email@example.com .
Monday 30th March 2020 - Wish Jar
We’ve seen this on social media and love the idea! Your challenge today is to create a wish jar. Things are a little different at the moment and you may find yourself not being able to do some of the things that you did before.
Every time you wish you could do something, see somebody, go somewhere, treat yourselves, or visit a new place, write the idea down and pop it in your wish jar. When things are back to normal, this will be your list of things to do and feel grateful for! Why not decorate your jars and let us know what your first wishes will be at firstname.lastname@example.org ?