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How To Draw A Realistic Wolf

Learn how to draw a realistic wolf! Grab a marker, paper, and two colored pencils (grey and black) then follow along with me. Become an Art Club member https...

Stadium challenge



Have you ever made salt dough? It is really easy and a great alternative to clay. Here is a recipe to make your own salt dough to do some modelling. Make sure that you ask an adult to help you.



 2 cups plain flour

 1 cup salt

 1 cup cold water



1. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix in the water until the dough is smooth and easy to handle. 

2. Knead the dough for 10 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

4. Model your dough into your desired shapes and place on a baking tray.

5. Bake in the oven until dry and hard (2-3 hours).

6. Allow to cool completely.

7. Paint / decorate your model. 


If you make any amazing models, email pictures to us at - We would love to see them...


Something to think or talk about with someone at home.....

Sudoku challenge

The classic Sudoku game involves a grid of 81 squares. The grid is divided into nine blocks, each containing nine squares. The rules of the game are simple : each of the nine blocks has to contain all the numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box. 


Have a go at the puzzle above. Can you solve it using the Sudoku rules? :) 

Design challenge - Design a rugby or football kit for a team of your choice. Think about what will make it stand out? 

Get creative with the Divine Chocolate and Christian Aid National Poetry Competition.....! 


Calling all of the talented writers in Year 5..... Miss Howell and Mr Berry both love chocolate (and we know that most of you do too!) Why not put your writing skills to good use and have a go at entering this national poetry competition.... There are plenty of prizes to be won. Good luck!


This year's theme: Where does the chocolate journey begin?

Who can enter?

The competition has three categories:

7-11 year olds
12-16 year olds
17 years and over

Open to UK residents aged 7 years and over. All valid entries received by the closing date will be considered.

Ideas for the theme

The theme is Where does the chocolate journey begin?

Cocoa grows on trees

The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa. Most of the cocoa you eat comes from the rainforests of West Africa, where poor farmers tend their cocoa trees on small family farms. This is where the chocolate journey begins.

The journey through history

Among the Mayans and Aztecs of Central America where cocoa originated, cocoa beans were so important they were used as money. Nobles drank cocoa at royal feasts. In modern times, chocolate has come to symbolise romantic love and luxury.

From bean to bar

Cocoa comes from the seeds of cocoa pods, which grow on the cocoa tree. Farmers harvest the cocoa, ferment it and dry it out in the sun, and then send it to factories to be made into delicious chocolate.

Into the future

Changing weather patterns make it harder to grow cocoa, driving cocoa farmers to move and cut down the rainforest for new farms, which makes climate change worse. Through Fairtrade, we can support cocoa farmers to farm in a better way and protect the forest.

Remember this is the Divine Poetry Competition - if you write about chocolate products, don't write about other chocolate companies!

How to enter the Poetry Competition

The closing date is: 5th June 2020


*Use the link at the top to submit your entry*


Time challenges...

Miss Howell and Mr Berry have needed lots of measuring skills whilst they've not been in school.... Think about the measuring equipment that you have at home - jugs, scales, rulers, measuring tapes etc. 


Make sure that you know how units of measure relate to one another and how to read a scale accurately.




10mm = 1cm

100cm = 1 metre

1000m = 1 km


1000ml = 1 litre


1000g = 1 kg


Find things at home that are measured in millilitres and litres.

Find things at home that are measured in grams and kilograms.

Find things at home that we would measure in mm, cm or metres. 


Daily Exercise Challenge



Just remember it's:

The length of a musk ox or fully grown llama,

Three Rubik's cubes plus one Keir Starmer,

Eleven seven-inch singles by Bananarama,

That's what two metres is.


Alternatively it's :

1/192,199,930th of a single moon beam,

2.2 times greater than Munch's The Scream,

About 10 and a half packets of custard creams,

That'll be two metres.


If easier, think:

Thirty-three pairs of dragonfly wings,

The length of a yoga mat belonging to Sting,

Two one-metre long pieces of string,

That comes to two metres.


Or failing that, imagine:

0.00000091 of the coast of mainland Wales,

18.2648402 cricket bails,

One and a quarter Prunella Scales,

That's two metres.


by Brian Bilston


This poem made me chuckle. At the moment, when we go out, we need to try and stay two metres away from people. Try writing your own poem that tells people how long two metres is.... (To help you out, Mr Spotwood or Mr Brown are almost two metres tall. My ceiling is about two metres.) 


Extra challenge - Find out who is Munch and why is he famous? What is a musk ox? Who are Bananarama? 

International Space Station Challenge 


The ISS is often visible as it passes across the sky. Use the link to check when it is next passing over Manchester and, if it is a clear night, see if you can spot it.....


Use the phrase bank provided to write a description based on the ISS. 




The Lion King Challenge



Watch the following link and then try one of the following activities.....


1. Watch with the volume off and write a 'voiceover' for what you see - remember to use a range of writing skills: relative clauses to add detail; adverbials ; similes, metaphors and personification.


2. Write an information page for one of the animals in the clip - use your science knowledge and a range of writing to inform skills. Try including pictures with captions. 


3. Write a playscript for some of the characters in the clip. 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park challenge....



Look carefully at the picture on the link.


LOOKING QUESTION - What are the superheroes doing?


CLUE QUESTION - Who is the host? Why?


THINKING QUESTION - Why might this be happening?


FOLLOW UP TASK - Use the picture as a starting point or a finishing point of a cartoon strip.