Today's Daily Challenge
As it is half term we are going to have a week of random challenges - linked with the daily theme in school
Monday 25th May
It is Italian Day in school today - we are making pizzas, masks for the Venice carnival, Italian flags/fans and Italian crafts - what can you make that has an Italian theme?
Friday 22nd May
Funny Friday- at school today we are pretending to be explorers- so when you move around imagine you are walking on different surfaces. How would you move on ice, in water, climbing a mountain, in mud or anywhere else you can think of.
Thursday 21st May
Thinking Thursday - as we are thinking about going exploring as our learning theme, can you describe a place who would like to explore without naming it for someone else to guess.
Where do I want to go?
There is a Valley of the Kings
There is a river called the Nile
There are pyramids
Wednesday 20th May
Today is National Thank a teacher day but at St Mary's we are going to make it Say Thank you day. What are you thankful for, who can you say thank you to today. It could be a message, a photo, a drawing or if it is someone in your household a massive hug. So spend today saying Thank you
Friday 1st May
Funny Friday- Lego Minifigure Challenge
Have you ever tried to walk around like a Lego Minifigure? If not, this is your chance to feel like the star of your own Lego movie! See how long you can last throughout a day moving only as a Minifigure can.
Thursday 30th April
Thinking Thursday - Create a picture, turn it into a jigsaw by cutting into pieces then give it to someone else to make up.
Wednesday 29th April
Wild World Wednesday - as the weather has changed and we are seeing lots of rain let's make the most of the clouds in the sky. From your window or while you are on daily exercise look at the clouds - usr your imagination what can you see, what shapes do the clouds make?
Tuesday 28th April
Tasty Tuesday - you will need an adult or sibling to help you today.
Can you guess the taste? Ask someone in your house to put a small piece of food into your mouth, while you are blindfolded (or eyes closed) and you have to guess what it is. See if they will let you do it to them too.
Monday 20th April
Musical Monday - can you rewrite a song to make the lyrics relevant to lockdown
This is Mrs Lloyds version of 9 – 5 by Dolly Parton
Home-schooling 9 to 3, what a way to make a living
They just, drive me mad, lots of chatting but no doing
They just use my mind and they never give me credit!
It’s enough to drive me crazy if I let it!
9 to 3 for back chatting and commotion
They just want to chill, play some games on the playstation
Want to move ahead but they seem to not just let me
I swear sometimes that the kids are out to get me.
Friday 24th April
Funny Friday - what word do you think is funny? What word always makes you smile? Tell us your funny word and make us smile.
Thursday 23rd April
As today is St George's day - we have a slightly different daily challenge - we have celebrated with a school assembly
There is a quiz click here about St George - the winners from each class will receive a little treat delivered to their doorstep. The quiz is only open today.
Wednesday 22nd April
Wildlife Wednesday - as it is so hard to go out to see flowers at the moment - can you make or draw a bunch of flowers to brighten up your home or window? Maybe you could give them to someone in your family either in your house or by sending a photo to someone to say thank you, I love you or I miss you.
Tuesday 21st April
Tasty Tuesday - can you think of a fruit or vegetable for each letter of your name, for example Gemma = Guava Elderberry Mango Melon Apple
Monday 20th April
Musical Monday - can you use any recycling, rubbish or house household items such as tins, brushes, elastic bands, bowls and bottles, that you have at home to make a musical instrument. Can you use it to actually make music?
Friday 17th April
Funny Friday - Funny Fashion - can you put on a fashion show for your family, make the most bizarre and amazing outfit you can - using clothes, recycling or anything else you can find around the house.
Thursday 16th April
Thinking Thursday - Through my window - what do you see when you look out of your window? Can you recreate what you see - you could do a drawing or painting, make a model, write a poem or record yourself do a news-report on your street (as though you are on the radio or TV)
Wednesday 15th April
Wildlife Wednesday - imagine you have discovered a new insect/minibeast living in your garden.
What does it look like, what is it called, where does it live?
Tuesday 14th April
Tasty Tuesday - can you make a model from food, tinned, packed or fresh - maybe a smiley face, the tallest tower or a member of your family - or anything else you can think of.
Monday 13th April
Musical Monday - can you lip sync for your family to your favourite song. Practice miming your favourite song (open your mouth but no words come out)
Friday 10th April
Funny Friday - speed talking challenge
How quickly can you say these tongue twisters
She sells sea shells by the seashore
And the shells that she sells are sea shells for sure.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
Thursday 9th April
Thinking Thursday - if you had a super power for 24 hours - what would it be, how would you use it and what would you do?
Tuesday 7th April
Tasty Tuesday (our days are now themed) - as you know Mrs Irvine loves food, and when she has time she loves baking cakes and trying new recipes. If you could create a brand new cupcake that represents you - what would it look like, what would it taste like, what would it smell like?
Can you draw, make, create you new cupcake?
Monday 6th April
Musical Monday - Stomp Find items around the house and explore the different sounds they make. Can you create your own Stomp style music?
To watch the clip for inspiration: click here
Friday 3rd April
As it is funny Friday - we are in fancy dress/pyjamas at school
Can you do your best impression of your favourite food and get someone in your house to guess what you are?
Thursday 2nd April
For a slightly different challenge today - you need to become a builder.
Can you build a bridge out of things you can find at home that is strong enough to hold a can of beans (any other canned goods is acceptable)
Wednesday 1st April
As today is April fools day I thought a silly but fun challenge
Can you pull a funny face at someone in your house to make them laugh?
Tuesday 31st March
As Mrs Irvine is obsessed with Panda Cam and is seriously thinking that she could become a panda (sit on the floor all day eating!)
Can you do an impression of an animal and ask someone else in your house to guess which animal you are?
Monday 30th March
So after the amazing response last week with Rainbow painting - this week we want to spread the joy even further with pictures of sunshine.
Can you paint/draw a sunshine?
Friday 27th March
At school today we are in fancy dress - as suggested by Jump Start Jonny - so we thought we would have Funny Friday.
So today tell someone your favourite joke.
Mrs Irvine's favourite joke - "What do you call a one eyed dinosaur? Doyouthinkhesawus!"
"What do you call a one eyed dinosaur's dog? Doyouthinkhesawus-Rex!"
Can we make everyone smile with our jokes?
Thursday 26th March
Look around your house for items that begin with the same letters that start you name.
You can use the letter name or the sound.
I found a Mug for Mrs and an Ice pack for Irvine - click here to see the photo
Wednesday 25th March
Look at some examples of faces drawn by Picasso - click here for Picasso ideas
this shows a painting by Picasso in the middle and copies made by children around the outside.
Can you draw your face Picasso style?
We would love to see what you would look like.
Tuesday 24th March
Read/watch some stories by Dr Seuss for example The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham.
Can you design what you would look like as a Dr Seuss character?
We would love to see what you would look like.