Check out the National Trust's list of 50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾.
Feed the birds in your garden.
Help your family cook a delicious meal.
Make place cards/mats for the table.
Make something out of discarded wrapping paper.
Play Christmas tree Eye Spy on a journey count all the Christmas trees they see in the windows of houses. Keep a running tally of white lights versus colored lights and see what number you have at the end.
Find out about a family Christmas tradition, how did it start?
Make a den out of cushions and duvets (and tidy it up afterwards!)
After Christmas find things to give to charity.
Easter Holiday 18
Over this Easter why not try one of these activities….
Complete a Spring Alphabet – find something that represents spring for each letter of the alphabet. Take a photograph or draw the item.
Go on a Spring Hunt – make a list before you go out on a walk and see how many things from your list you can find.
Take some Spring Selfies – bring them with you to school after the holiday to share with your class and tell them what exciting adventures you’ve been up to.
Create an Easter Scrapbook – include all the things that mean Easter to you.
Have fun in the sunshine! (Hopefully!)
Over the Christmas break we would like you to make a poster to show which traditions and customs your family shares at this time of year.
You could trace around the hand of each person in your family and then decorate them with drawings, words, photographs etc – a bit like a scrap book!
Easter Holiday Homework
We have sent home a notebook and pencil ready for the Easter holiday.
We would like the children to be inspired by their time off school and perhaps write a diary, a story, maybe a recipe or set of instructions for something they have made. They may want to help write a shopping list, create a poem or compose a song. There may be an opportunity to write an e-mail, a blog or a tweet which they could practise in their notebooks first.There is a letter coming home with even more ideas to inspire and engage the children.
Ready for the holiday!
Spring 2 2017
Design a Parking poster – help us stay safe before and after school.
Make your own Easter Bonnet and Gardens – check the newsletter for dates.
Design a Peace poster – the best will be laminated and ‘platinum’ posters will be framed and put up around school!
Spring 2017 – Half Term Competition Time! Design a game for the Summer Fayre.
FRIENDS have launched a competition to design 3 new games for the Summer Fayre! Mr Cowlard will judge the entries and make the winning games.Designs need to be handed in to your teacher by the end of the first week back after the February half term. Good luck!
Roald Dahl’s Birthday
Task 1: Design and make a Birthday card for Roald Dahl.
Task 2: Create a piece of Roald Dahl art or design work inspired by one of his books.
This year St. Francis is celebrating Roald Dahl and his fantastically creative mind. Task 1 is to create a Birthday Card to help us celebrate his Birthday. Task 2 allows you to explore one of his stories in more detail, using its influence to create an a piece of art or design work. e.g. a sculpture, a painting, a sketch, etc.
Research and present some information about the 2016 Paralympics.
Think carefully about the area you wish to research and how you will present it. Will you produce a fact file, a poster or an information leaflet. If you need a book to present your work don’t hesitate to ask your teacher. We can’t wait to hear the fascinating facts that you have found.
Summer 1 – 2016 – Create an item of clothing
Design and create your own item of clothing.
Summer 1 – 2016 – Build a recycled castle!
Using recycled materials to create your own castle!
Use your research skills and creativity to create your own castle. Think carefully about how you can use boxes and tubs to create towers and walls. When you’re finished bring it into school so we can all have a look.
As an extension, complete a brochure to explain what each part of the castle is for and how it would have been used in ancient times.
Spring 2 – 2016 – Easter Around the World
Look at how Easter is celebrated globally.
As we approach Easter we decided it would be exciting to see how it is celebrated around the world. Your task is to research and present information about how Easter is celebrated in different countries. Think carefully about how you will present your work, will you create a poster, a project book or a power point presentation? If you require a project book then talk to Mr. Nutbeam. We can’t wait to see your exciting projects!
Spring 2 – 2016 – A WOW experience!
Have you ever had a moment where you have stood and thought WOW the world is amazing!
This is your opportunity to share it with us. Think about a time you have had one of those WOW moments and present it as either a written text or a piece of artwork. Think carefully about what made you think WOW in the first place.
SPRING 1 – 2016 – Create a Masterpiece
Create a masterpiece of somewhere you have visited.
Think carefully about somewhere you have visited. Decide what media(pencil, crayons, paint, chalk) you will use to produce a picture of the location.
Here are some videos that may help you with your work:
SPRING 1 – 2016 – Inspirational People
Research and present information about the life of an inspirational person.
Look at the life of an inspirational person. Think about what makes them inspirational to you. It is Martin Luther King Day on the 18th January, he could be your inspirational person… Decide how you will present your findings. Will you produce a poster, project book or something else. If you require paper or a project book talk to Mr. Nutbeam.
SPRING 1 – 2016 – ICT in the Real World
Investigate how Information and Communication Technologies are used in different jobs.
Research how Information and Communication Technology(ICT) is used to support certain jobs. Decide how you will present your findings. Will you produce a poster, project book or something else. If you require paper or a project book talk to Mr. Nutbeam.
Christmas Count Down
Create your own Advent Calendar for Class!
Design and create your own advent calendar about the Christmas Story. Use your artistic skills to tell the christmas story, as we move closer and closer to christmas. Think about how to make those little doors and what you might put behind them. I am sure your class teacher will find time to open your calendars as we count down to christmas.
Festivals Around the World
Investigate festivals celebrated around the world.
Around the world there are many different religions and cultures that have their own celebrations. Your task is to research and present information about different celebrations around the world. Think carefully about how you will present your work, will you create a poster, a project book or a powerpoint? If you require a project book then talk to Mr. Nutbeam. We can’t wait to see your exciting projects!
Christmas Around the World
Look at how Christmas is celebrated globally.
As we approach Christmas we decided it would be exciting to see how it is celebrated around the world. Your task is to research and present information about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries. Think carefully about how you will present your work, will you create a poster, a project book or a power point presentation? If you require a project book then talk to Mr. Nutbeam. We can’t wait to see your exciting projects!
Rugby Bringing the World Together
A homework with a chance to look at Countries around the globe. Click to learn more.
Choose one of the countries taking part in the Rugby World Cup. Research the country and produce a project book related to it. School does have some spare books at the moment. Please ask Mr. Nutbeam if you need one.
Rugby Player Research
A chance to get behind England and find out about its players. Click here to learn more.
Visit the England Rugby team website and look at the team (http://www.englandrugby.com/england/senior-england-men/squads/) . Select one player and research there background. Choose how your present the information you have found. It could be a poster, fact sheet or even a book/leaflet.