Weekly Theme 13th July
This Week's Theme is Nature
- Make a collage from natural materials - you could look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration
- Draw something beautiful you see in nature
- Photograph something you see in your outdoor environment
- Make a 'potion' using flower petals or herbs. Please check with your parents before picking things in your garden.
- How many types of minibeast live in your outdoor space?
Weekly Theme 6th July - Food and Drink
Activities to try:
- Try a new food everyday
- Make a fruit smoothie
- Make a savoury dish e.g. pizza
- Make a healthy meal, focusing on the food groups we need to eat to stay healthy and avoiding or reducing those which are less good for us e.g. sugar and salt
- Make and decorate a cake or biscuits - try reducing the sugar content a bit. Can you tell the difference?
Weekly Theme 29th June - The Seaside
Activities you could try:
- Make a pirate's treasure chest
- Make a treasure map
- Make a sandcastle
- Beach art - collect items on the beach e.g. shells, seaweed, feathers, pebbles and use them to make a picture. Using these items to create faces is great fun!
- Do a painting or collage of the sea.
- Write a message that you would like to place in a bottle and set adrift.
- Dress up as a pirate and learn a pirate song or dance e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfVIcW1alo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac_vWT6CvLg or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8RmoTgVHuw
- Build your own ship or boat - large or small scale
Most importantly have fun!
Friday 26th June
No Thumbs Allowed
Do some everyday tasks without using your thumbs and find out how important they are and how much you use them. To avoid temptation get your parent to tape your thumb down so you can’t move it or wear a pair of gloves but keep your thumb in the hand part. Some activities to try:
opening a door, using a phone, writing, tying shoelaces, catching a ball, holding a racket or bat using a knife, fork and spoon.
Thursday 25th June
Dressing up day! What clothes would you wear to; paddle on the beach, visit a snowy place, play in the mud, a wedding. Dress up for one or more of these occasions and take a photo or draw yourself dressed for each event.
Wednesday 24th June
Today's challenge is:
Design and make an animal mask. The links below provide some ideas.
Tuesday 23rd June
Today's challenge is a Home Pentathlon
Standing Long jump
Instructions for each event can be found here.
Can you improve with practise? Let us know how you get on and add your distances to the Clyst to Cape challenge.
Monday 22nd June
Make your own musical instrument - see the links below for some ideas.
Friday 19th June
Make a Father's Day card or a card for someone else who is special to you.
Thursday 18th June
Today's Challenge is an indoor scavenger hunt. Have a go and see how inventive you can be.
Wednesday 17th June
Time for some physical activity and fun today!
Try at least 5 of the Youth Sport Trust '60 Second Physical Activity Challenges' These can be found on their website https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges
A selection of their activity cards are below.
Tuesday 16th June
Remember a place that is special to you e.g. your grandparent's home, a play park or a holiday. Close your eyes and imagine it. Create a picture of your special place using paint, colouring pencils or felt tips.
Take inspiration from the Cornish artist John Dyer. His paintings are full of joy.
Monday 15th June
Today's challenge is: Design and model a fashion item from things you have at home e.g. a bin bag, using old clothing differently.
Friday 12th June
Today's challenge is a Texture Scavenger Hunt. Five items in your house or garden that match each of these texture words: soft, hard, sticky, bouncy, bumpy, smooth, rough. Can you find any other textures?
Thursday 11th June
Today you have the opportunity to create a self portrait or a portrait of a family member using pencils, paints or collage. Look carefully at their face or use a mirror to look at your own; are your eyes near the top of your face, half way up or somewhere else?
You might find this video useful
Wednesday 10th June
Today's challenge is a chance to focus on the positive things in your lives. Cut out at least 5 paper hearts.Write something you're grateful for on each heart. Then display your hearts and add to them as you think of other things you're grateful for.
Tuesday 9th June
Today's challenge is to create a vegetable and/or fruit animal.
Monday 8th June
Design a postage stamp to commemorate lock down.
Friday 5th June
Friday's challenge is to save a seed from a piece of fruit you eat and plant it to see if it will grow. Don't forget tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados are fruit!
Thursday 4th June
Relax with play dough. Make some play dough https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe and have fun using it. Try adding vanilla or peppermint essence or a few drops of essential oil.
Wednesday 3rd June
Learn to skip (with a rope). If you can already skip see how many of these ‘trick’ moves you can learn.
Tuesday 2nd June
Create a quiz, on a topic of your choice, for your family.
Monday 1st June
Make a marble run out of Lego or other materials.
Friday 22nd May
Today's challenge is to make up a dance routine to your favourite song. Don't forget to send us the videos!
Thursday 21st May
Today's challenge is to write a letter to someone you can't go and see due to lock down.
Wednesday 20th May
Today's challenge is to build a balloon powered vehicle.
Create a moving vehicle powered by nothing more than the air within a blown up balloon. Be as creative as you like when it comes to choosing a vehicle that travels across land or water, or through the air.
Tuesday 19th May
The Daler Rowney art challenge
Can you paint us a picture … with a piece of string?
All you need is string, scissors, paint, paper or canvas. Cut some lengths of string, dip them in different coloured paints and drag them across your paper. If you need some inspiration, have a look at the tutorial in the link below. You don’t have to use acrylic paints.
Details of the competition are here: https://www.rapidonline.com/steam-lab/challenge?UID=6094248917&utm_campaign=150520-Daler+rowney&utm_medium=email&MID=551386528&utm_source=Education
The tutorial is here: https://www.daler-rowney.com/discover/techniques/simply-create-a-string-pour
Monday 18th May
Today's challenge is to collect a household item for each letter of the alphabet - I look forward to your inventive solutions for q, x and z!
Friday 15th May
Find as many different pieces of Lego as you can and design and build a useful tool that will help make life easier in some way.
Thursday 14th May
What is the tallest tower you can build from 6 sheets of newspaper or paper? Can your tower support the weight of a small toy?
Send us your photos
Wednesday 13th May
Today's challenge is to design a bookmark for a book you've recently read (or listened to) or your favourite book. If you would like to you can enter your bookmark in the competition in the Flyer below.
Tuesday 12th May
Today's challenge is taken from a competition being run by Devon Youth Parliament for children aged 0 -18! They have asked children to design a circular logo or a poster to promote their 'Greener Devon' campaign. Please see the flyer below for further information.
Monday 11th May
Today's challenge involves making use of the windy weather by making a kite.
Thursday 7th May
Prepare food for your VE Day Party
Wednesday 6th May
Learn to sing 'We'll Meet Again'
Tuesday 5th May
Make party hats for your VE Day party
Monday 4th May
Today's activity is to make bunting to decorate you home or garden for VE Day on Friday.
Friday 1st May
What can you do in a minute? i.e. how many jumps, how many skips, how many times can you write your name, how many star jumps, how many times can you bounce a ball.
Thursday 30th April
Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom!
Today's challenge is a Scavenger Hunt for items beginning with the letter C. Stoke Canon are looking for items beginning with the letter S. I wonder who will find most?
Wednesday 29th April
Be creative and make something out of a cardboard box (e.g. cereal box, tissue box, egg box, shoe box etc). You could use the box as it is or flatten it out and use the resulting sheet of card.
A few ideas!
Tuesday 28th April
Your mission today is to support the 'Window Walk of Solidarity' by Drawing a Spaceman and Writing his Mission Statement on How to Travel Past Your Home - see the document below
Monday 27th April
Make a 100th birthday card for Captain Tom Moore. Captain Tom Moore has been raising money for the NHS by walking up and down his garden. If your parents are willing they can post a photo of your card on social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag #makeacardfortom. Send us a photo too!
Sunday 26th April
Take part in the 2.6 challenge
Friday 24th April
Today's challenge is to build a model boat or raft and test that it floats .
Thursday 23rd April
Create an Exercise Course - ideally outside in the sunshine. Watch this video for some ideas.
Wednesday 22nd April
Your challenge today is to make an elephant (or a whole herd) using empty, plastic milk bottles.
The instruction sheet is below
Tuesday 21st April
The fun today is to draw or dress up as your favourite book character.
Monday 20th April
How many different green items can you collect from around your home and garden?
Friday 17th April
Draw a picture of someone famous so that other people can have a go at guessing who they are. Exaggerate a particular feature for which they're known or add some other clue so we know what they're famous for.
Thursday 16th April
Build a house for your teddy bear or favourite soft toy.
Wednesday 15th April
Find something for every colour of the rainbow in your garden or house.
Tuesday 14th April
April is National pet month so we would like you to draw a picture or take a photo of your pet and send them to us. If you don't have a pet draw a picture of the pet you would most like to have.
Thursday 9th April
Let's go on a minibeast hunt! How many different types of minibeasts can you find in your garden? I wonder who will find the most? When you've finished hunting you could build them a bug hotel.
Wednesday 8th April
Create an Indoor Obstacle Course - have fun!
Tuesday 7th April
Today's challenge is to create a family tree using thumbprints. Draw a tree and add a leaf thumbprint for each family member.
Monday 6th April
Your mission today is to design a Tree House and then use materials of your choice to build a model of it. Have fun and enjoy the sunshine.
Friday 3rd April
Friday's challenge is to cook something with your family and then send us your photos and recipe if you'd like to!
Thursday 2nd April
Today's challenge is to hard boil an egg and then decorate it for Easter.
Wednesday 1st April
Have fun making a photo collage of your family or something you like.
Tuesday 31st March
Today's challenge is a Scavenger Hunt - see the list below. Have fun and send in your photos of your scavenged items.
Monday 30th March
Your challenge for today is to design an Easter card. If you would like to make a 3D card see the video instructions on the Class 3 page https://www.clyststmary.devon.sch.uk/class-challenge-videos. We look forward to seeing all your lovely photos.
Friday 27th March
The last challenge of this week is to build a den - indoors or outdoors and then send us your photos.
Have a good weekend
Thursday 26th March
Today' we'd like you to draw us a picture of 'happiness'
Wednesday 25th March
Today's challenge is to make a model from recycled materials.
Tuesday 24th March
Record yourself, photos or video, singing a well known Disney Song e.g. Let It Go, Bare Necessities
Monday 23rd March
Your challenge today is to make a face out of household objects.