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Topic Challenges 20.01.2021


Challenge 1 – Science: Animals 

For Science this week we would like you to think about animals. For the first task we would like you to identify and name a variety of animals. We would like you to match the name of the animal to the photo. You can either print the sheet out or you can draw and label them on a piece of paper. 


Afterwards we would like you to learn all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We would like you to go through the power  point provided which will explain all about this. We would then like you to look at the sheet provided and put the animals into groups. Again, you can either print this off or create your own table and drawings on a piece of paper. 

Challenge 2 – Geography: Where in the world does your food come from? 

Your Geography task this week is to learn where in the world your food comes from. We would like you to have a look at the food in your home and record the different countries that they come from. We would like you to do this as a tally chart.  

We have included a world map so you can see where the countries are located. You can have a discussion about where the majority of the food comes from? Where it doesn’t come from? Why it might come from that country? How it might be transported from that country all the way to Evesham? 

Challenge 3 – Art: Still Life Drawings

Your Art task for this week is do a still life drawing, just like the artist Paul Cezanne. Initially you can research his artwork online and specifically look at his still life drawings of fruit. Once you are familiar with his work, we would like you to pick a few different fruits to draw. If you look at the tips we have provided below this will help you with your artwork. Once you have drawn it we would love for you to colour it in very carefully. 

Challenge 4 - RE

What is a parable?

Read the story of the Lost Son again. Remind the children that the story is a parable with a hidden meaning and Jesus was trying to tell his followers what God was like by telling a story about a father who is loving, forgiving, misses his sons, keeps his promises etc.

How do you show someone you love them?


Get your child to draw an outline of a grown up that is special to them e.g. mum, dad, nan or uncle (or use the outline given) . Inside the outline write/draw what the grown up does or says to show that they love them. On the outside of the outline write/draw what they do or say to show that they love their special grown up. Draw out the meaning that love goes both ways.


How do Christians show they love God?


Draw pictures of what Christians do when they worship to show they love God. You may want to watch the video more than once. Ideas might be – go to church, pray, sing songs, read the Bible.

Challenge 5 - PSHE: I know the difference between a need and want.

Go around your house. What things do you need in your house? These might be things to help keep you safe like doors or clean like the bath or fed like a cooker. What things do you have in your house that are just things you want? These might be some or their toys, treat foods, pictures on the wall.

Children can record in drawings and words what they have found. e.g.

Talk with your children about the difference in things that we need and things that we want. If they could only choose to keep the need or the want column – which would they choose and why? If they chose the need column – how do they feel about not having the ‘wants’ and if they picked the want column - how could they live without what they needed?

Helpful Information



Joe Wicks YouTube Channel has lots of brilliant activities. All of his ‘PE with Joe’ videos from the first lockdown are on there, plus he has filmed ‘Kids Workouts to do at Home’ more recently. From Monday, he will also be doing live workouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am, so tune in to wake up, shake up and start the day with some fun.

Remember a little bit of exercise each day is good for your mind as well as your body and will leave you ready for learning!



Starting on Monday 11th January, each week day on CBBC,  three hours of primary school programming will start from 9am. This will include BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as 'Our School' and 'Celebrity Supply Teacher' and much loved titles such as 'Horrible Histories', 'Art Ninja' and 'Operation Ouch'.

Whilst we don't recommend you spend the entire morning watching TV(!), it's a good idea to have a little brain break and to watch some of these programmes that interest you or record them to watch at lunch time or after school time.

Topic Challenges 06.01.2021


Challenge 1 - Food Groups

For Challenge 1 we would like the children to think about different foods groups. Have a look through the powerpoint and discuss the different types of food. You could talk about which ones they like? Which ones they eat a lot of? Which ones do they not eat a lot of?

Once they have understood the different food types, get some food items out of your kitchen and get the children to sort them into the different food groups.

Challenge 2 – Design a Farm

For Challenge 2 we would like the children to think about what they might find on a farm. You could talk about animals, barns, tractors, crops etc. There is a great series called ‘Down on the Farm’ on BBC iplayer which would give the children some help. Link below.

Once the children have an idea of what they might find on a farm we would like them to design their very own farm. They can decide how they might do it (draw, paint, 3D model) and what they want on it. If they want to challenge themselves further they could label what each part is.

Topic Challenge 3 - The Lost Son

Look at the pictures.

How are the people feeling in each of these pictures (Don’t forget to look at any people in the background!)? What do you think is happening in the story?

Choose 1 of the pictures.

What questions would you like to ask these people (Try to pick one for each person)?

Read the story of The Lost Son with a grown up (PowerPoint). Looking at the pictures, can you find the Father, the older brother and the younger brothers? How do you know it is them?

The Lost Son is a parable, which is a special sort of story that was told by Jesus to help people learn or understand ideas. Parables might be harder to understand than some other stories because they have hidden meanings. They can seem to be saying one thing, but are really teaching something else. Who do you think the Father is? What special meaning do you think this story teaches Christians?