Children’s challenges

These challenges have all been set by our Teaching Assistants and Admin staff – do you dare to take them on?!

Early Years

Mrs Rodgers’ challenge – make some playdough

An easy recipe for home made playdough

You will need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water
  • Food colouring – gel or liquid. (whatever you’ve got.)

For a cup, I just use a small mug.

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the food colouring to the boiling water. (This stops it staining your hands.)
  • Stir the water into the dry ingredients, a bit at a time.
  • Keep stirring until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Allow it to cool down. Then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone.  If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until it is just right.

That’s it! Keep your playdough in an airtight container and it will last for ages.

Year 3/4

Mrs Fox’s challenges

Make a 3D model of your ideal classroom, or your classroom at home! Take a photograph of it. Share photos online if you are able.Please learn to tie your shoelaces (you know who you are!) 🙂 

Mrs Fox loves visiting Tenerife and the South of France.  Where is your favourite holiday destination?  Could you persuade her to visit somewhere else by giving at least 5 interesting facts about that country/resort?

We are pretty sure that this current situation is going to go down in history and for many reasons will be something to talk about in years to come. 

Can you write a diary entry? Maybe you are finding fun things to do at home, being taught by your parents/carers, video calling family or friends? Doing daily P.E with Joe Wicks (painful at times but so much fun) How is your day different to normal? Forgetting what is going on outside for a short time, are you able to find any small positives to the new way of life inside the safety of your house? I know I am making the most of extra time with my own children, having more time for reading and playing games, oh and getting up a little later than usual.

 You could also include what you might be looking forward to most when things finally return to normal. I am most looking forward to seeing family, friends and all of your lovely smiley faces back at school. 

 We can collect all these in and put them in a box a bit like you might do with a time capsule.  They will be interesting to read in many years. 

Mrs Butler’s challenges

Two of Mrs Butler’s favourite ways to relax are reading and gardening:

Challenge 1 – curl up with a good book then write a review of it.

Challenge 2 – plant some seeds or bulbs, or nurture a plant already in your garden; take photos as it grows during the time off school and find out a little bit of information about the chosen flowers/plants. I am going to be doing this challenge myself as I plant some “seed papers” which were given out at my daughter’s wedding – I will share my photos with you as they grow!