Challenges for the week beginning Monday 6th July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week is a bit of a special week!

 

It’s over to you to show off your skills for all to see… yes, that’s right, the one you’ve all been waiting for… it’s PUBLISHING WEEK! (Can I get a WHOOP! WHOOP! …no? …oh ok then *sigh*)

The idea is that this week you get together one or two pages worth of “stuff” (Mrs Mercer would kill me if she knew I was using the word ‘stuff’. Shhhh, don’t say anything) to share with each other in Y5 and Y6. Then, after having combined and printed a strictly limited edition booklet of all your shared awesomeness, I will once again climb aboard my trusty bicycle and deliver the booklet to your very door !

Not only will you be able to share some of the most amazing things you have been doing but you will be able to have a good nosey at what everyone else has been up too as well!

 I WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO DO THIS IF YOU (YES I MEAN YOU!

 CONTRIBUTE SO PLEASE DO GET INVOLVED

More info:

  • This can be anything that you have done since the beginning of Lockdown / home learning.

  • This can be work that you have done via the website – set by your teachers - OR something else.

  • Photos are a great way of sharing (please write a caption to explain your photos)

  • You could type up and ‘publish’ some written work you are proud of.

  • If you have kept a lockdown diary, you could share some entries (!)

  • You can ‘mix and match’ pictures, captions, writing, explanations, lists

  • Please keep it to a maximum of roughly x2 A4 pages worth of stuff

  • Even if you are back at school now, send something from when you weren’t!

 

If you are struggling to do this, look at the questions below and see if you can answer them. You can type your answers on an email or write them down and take a photo then email it to  mrmcgowan@yhclt.net Please remember to add you name.

  • What have you enjoyed doing?

  • What have you done that you have never done before?

  • Think of something that you learned that nobody taught you?

  • What have you learned from your grown-ups?

  • Which bit of Home Learning did you enjoy the most?

  • What jobs did you help out at home with?

  • What have you been reading?

  • What TV series / films have you been watching?

  • What video games have you been playing?

  • Have you played any other games (board games, card games etc)?

  • What have you done outdoors?

  • What has been you best Lockdown moment?

  • What has been you worst Lockdown moment?

  • Scariest lockdown moment?

  • Best lockdown picture?

 

You should aim to show what “your lockdown” was like for you. Give your own spin on it. Share your experiences, thoughts, highs and lows. Anything goes. I am really looking forward to seeing and sharing what you’ve been up to.

 

 

Other ideas you might want to consider:

  • Write your own short story or one or two events from ‘Diary of a Lockdown Kid’ try and imitate Jeff Kinney’s style

  • Instead of just writing a caption for a photo, write a haiku!

  • Get your grown-ups involved – ask them to help you remember and answer the questions above.

  • Draw a comic strip of your “My Lockdown” and include answers to some of the questions above.

  • Try to sum up your lockdown experience with an acrostic poem using the each letter from the word ‘lockdown’ to start a new line.

  • Think about your lockdown experience in categories; these could be times of day (what you did in the mornings, afternoons, evenings), or activities (home learning, free time, helping), or people based  (things you did when you were on your own, with siblings, with grown-ups, on video calls)

  • Draw a picture, or a series of pictures to share your experiences.

  • Ask a grown-up or sibling to interview you. Record it on a smartphone then write it out. (this is calleda transcript)

  • Interview your grown-up! Ask them all about your lockdown experience from their point of view.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTIRES IS SUNDAY 12TH JULY 10PM

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ‘EM!

 

Art club

Join Olaf Falafel for episodes 3 and 4 of his fantastical, zany Art Club! 

Just click on the images below.

Science

Choose from a wide selection of silly science videos. A

fun way to learn about science with some things you can

try at home. Great to watch

with grown-ups. For better

learning, pause the video and

talk about it together, ask

questions, stay curious!

Click on the image to find out mor

RE

Learn about Sikhism.  Click on the image below to watch BBC

Bitesize clips.


New this week!


Music / Beats / Hip Hop class

Try out some of these hip hop lessons
Get ready to have some fun! Try them on your own or with friends and family!

Click on the images to go to the lessons.

Cadence and flow

Freestyle rap game

End word rap game

Rap Talk

Slogans

Click on the image to listen to Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse

Click here to listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Challenges for the week beginning Monday 29th June 2020

Writing Roulette!

It’s a writing game of chance!

 

Before you read on, get inspired by the amazing poet and author, Benjamin Zephaniah!  Click on the pictures to listen to him read his poem People Need People, I Love Me Mother, Pencil Me In.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roulette is a game of chance! You never know what is going to happen and the outcome can never be predicted!

Your mission is to use the game of chance to create some writing. 

You’ll have to keep you wits about you, think outside the box and be able to change direction in an instant!

 

You will need:

  • A couple of old magazines or newspapers – any will do so long as they have pictures!

  • Scissors

  • Paper (optional)

  • Glue (optional)

  • Your big fat fun loving brain!

 

1.) Go through your magazines / newspapers and cut out 9 pictures. Try and choose a variety of pictures showing different things. 

2.) If you have scissors and glue, stick the pictures to sheets of paper and cut them out again. Try to make them all the same size. This is so that when they are turned over you can’t see the picture underneath or tell what it is by it’s shape. (it will also help the pictures last longer – you’ve going to want to play this more than once!) 

Top Tip: fold a sheet of A4 paper into quarters to make cards the same size. 

3.) Shuffle the pictures face down.

You can play this game by yourself or with other people. You can even play it on a video call, you will just have to hold up each picture so the other players can see them.

4.) Choose a picture at random and turn it over to start your story*.

*Although a story is the easiest way to start this game, you can select and use any genre of writing you like. You will have to decide this before you start to play.

5.) The next person then turns over a picture and adds it to the line. It’s their turn to use the picture to help them come up with ideas for the next part of the story! Make sure it makes sense! 

6.) Try to use 3 pictures for the beginning / setting the scene, 3 for the middle / build up and climax, and 3 for the ending / resolution

7.) When you have finished, see if you can re-tell the whole story using the pictures to remind you.

8.) Shuffle the cards and let the fun begin again! 

Due to technical difficulties we can't upload any more just yet but will have the rest of this weeks challenges up and running as soon as possible.


Click here to learn about the hidden rules of conversation.

Click here to hear Michael Rosen talking to Frank Cottrell-Boyce about writing.

Challenges for the week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020

Greetings Home Learners!

Ohmygoodness you’re gonna *LOVE* this.

More fun for your free-writing book.

 

Fun with 5 Bums (and a rugby post)!

Who?    What?    Where?    When?    Why?    How?

Find a dice (or write numbers 1-6 on bits of paper).

Roll the dice (choose a piece of paper) and write down one thing depending on what number comes up. Get other people to join in. The more random the suggestions the better!

1  - Who?

2  - What (happened)?

3  - Where?

4  - When?

5  - Why?

6  - How?

For example (I just asked some teachers!)

1 – Who? Iron Man

2 – What? Went on a bike ride 

3 – Where? Under a blanket

4 – When? Last Thursday

5 – Why? Because it was a rainy day

6 – How? Because they tripped over

 

Your mission now is to think, talk and then write a 5 sentence story using this information.

 

Here’s mine:

It was late last Thursday when Iron Man had the idea. He had spent most of the day crying under a blanket; lockdown was really getting to him. It was only when he heard a loud hammering on the roof, that he finally crept out to discover it was only the rain. As he ambled towards the front door, he tripped and fell hard into his bicycle, which was leaning against the wall in the hallway. “A Bike ride!” he thought, “that’s what I need!.”

Once you’ve got your story Try to write it in half as many words (then half it again…. And again!! How small can you get it? Three words? One word? 

Here’s my effort: 

 

Half

Late last Thursday, Iron Man decided to go on a bike ride. He had been crying under a blanket all day and it had started to rain. As he got out from under his blanket he tripped and fell into his bicycle. “A ride!” he exclaimed, “I’ll do it!”

Half again

Last Thursday Iron Man, who had been hiding under his blanket during the rain, tripped over on his bicycle and decided to go for a ride. 

Half again!

Iron Man went on a bike ride in the rain last Thursday after hiding under his blanket.

…and again!

In the rain, Iron man rode his bike after tripping over.

…and again!!

Iron man rode his bike in the rain.

…and again!!!

Iron Man’s bike ride.

…and again!!!!

Bike ride.

…and again!!!!!

Ride. 

 

Now you can go the other way… try and write it in twice as many words! Then double it again… and again! You never know, if you keep going like this you might end up with a best-selling novel before you are 16! (Remember me when you’re rich and famous!)  Remember to think about your writer's toolkit when extending your story:

  • use a wide range of punctuation to give your writing pace and help it make sense

  • vary your sentence starters, sentence length and construction to keep your writing interesting

  • choose your vocabulary carefully to have an effect on the reader - great writers can make you laugh, cry, shout, or even tremble in fear!

  • remember show don't tell

Related learning that’s up for grabs:

  • You can play this game over and over again with a different ‘5 bums and a rugby post’ every time! 

  • You can ‘talk’ your stories with people in your house – you don’t always have to write them down. 

  • Take turns in adding the next bit – write the story together!

  • Get someone else to write a story with the same information and see how they are different.

  • Think of a story that you have read or that you know. Can you write it in 5 sentences? 5 sentence Harry Potter maybe!? Can you get it down to even one word!? 

  • Pick a small chapter from a book and do the same.

  • Start a story with just one word (!) and see how far you can grow it! You can introduce the ‘5 bums and a rugby post’ gradually.


 

DON’T FORGET…!

 

You can still be writing your Haiku Diary! Send you best ones to mrmcgowan@yhclt.net

 

Please also email your ‘5 bums and a rugby post’ stories! I look forward to reading them!

 

Also, If you have anything else that you have been doing at home that you would like to share, send that too! 

 

More learning fun. 

 

Conversation

Ever wondered about how you get someone to cook you tea just by saying “I’m hungry!”

surely it would make more sense to say “Cook me tea!” the secret, hidden rules for

conversation are fascinating!

 

Click on the image on the right to find out more about the hidden rules of conversation

then see if you can spot the rules when you hear people talking and experiment with

flouting the rules of conversation just for fun. 

 

(WARNING! This is tricky stuff, watch with an adult and pause to chat!)

 

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hilariously funny and sometimes moving poet

and storyteller.  If you haven’t already discovered Michael Rosen

and fallen in love with with his work click on the picture to visit his

Youtube channel - have fun!
 

History:

Living in Hull we all know about and are proud of the work of William Wilberforce.  But what do you

know about the lives of the people he fought for?  What about other people who fought for the

freedom of those who were stolen from their homes and families in Africa and sold into slavery? 

Here is the story of Harriet Tubman who was born into slavery but escaped and dedicated her life to

helping others escape to freedom at great risk to herself.  Click on her picture to learn about her

story.  Use the internet to research what life was like for people sold into slavery - see if you can learn

about more heroes like Harriet Tubman who risked their lives to help others and end slavery. 

Share your findings with me at mrmcgowan@yhclt.net
 

Science

Ever wondered what would happen if you could

do the science experiments we do in class on a

truly massive scale?  No more need to wonder

check out the Science Max channel for some

awesome science videos. 

Just click on the picture.

I Made a Robot

I made a robot

out of boxes and cans

with buttons for its eyes

wooden spooks for its hands.

The robot's mouth was a burger box

I painted it all red.

One day I wasn't looking

and it clonked me on the head.

Michael Rosen

Harriet Tubman

Art:

Click on the picture to go to episode 2 of Olaf Falafel's Art Club.

Click on the image to listen to The Boy Who Made the World Disappear by Ben Miller.

Challenges for the week beginning Monday 15th June 2020

Hello Home Learners!

Welcome to Home learning Mr McGowan style!

Over the next few weeks I’m going to be working on providing you with some fun stuff to do at home. 

If you have any questions, comments or anything you would like to share you can contact me at mrmcgowan@yhclt.net

Really hope you enjoy it ☺ 

PS you should receive a mysterious (well… not really!), unmarked, brown envelope delivered through your door on Monday to help you on your way… 

 

This weekstart your own 

(truly, totally awesome) 

Haiku Diary - yay!

Haiku [hi-coo] is a really cool form of Japanese poetry. 

Here is an example from the book ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ by

Jacqueline Woodson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This week, your mission is to start a Haiku Diary!

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You can write anything from one Haiku a day to as many as you like to describe several aspects of each day. You could even write a Haiku about your dinner:

Sausages to eat

For tea again. If only

We had some ketchup.

You can write silly haiku, thoughtful haiku, haiku to express feelings and emotions, haiku that paint pictures with words. Anything goes! Your diary is your own. Aim to write at least one a day but be warned, they are addictive and fun! Once you’ve mastered the art, why not teach them to a parent, carer or sibling? 

Video games are

What I’ve played during lockdown,

It drives my mum mad!

What exactly is a Haiku?

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It’s a short poem that doesn’t rhyme. The thing that makes it special is that Haiku always have 3 lines; the first line and the last line are always 5 syllables, the middle line is 7.

Tips:

  1.  Each line is not a separate sentence!

  2.  When writing or reading haiku, you should pause more at the end of each line than you do at the punctuation. So the Haiku about my dinner would read like this: “Sausages to eat (pause) for tea again if only (pause) we had some ketchup”

  3. The idea of Haiku is to express one idea or describe one picture, scene or event in a way that helps the reader feel like they’re there. 

Related learning that’s up for grabs:

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You can do as much of this as you like. Follow your own interest. If you come across something that interests you, find out more! If you have your own ideas…use them! Explore, experiment, investigate, play, enjoy writing!  

Use the internet to find out more about Haiku.

Research Japan and Japanese culture. What can you find out? One way of doing this might be to find and watch some Japanese Anime (cartoons similar to Pokemon in style). Always check content is appropriate with an adult. 

See what other Haiku poems you can find. 

Are there other specific forms of poetry that follow patters like Haiku? Can you find any examples?

 

Please do share, to the email above, any haiku you are particularly proud of (remember to include your name in the email) and I will compile them and send some out with next week’s home learning ☺ 

 

I am also hoping to ‘publish’ a booklet of some of the work sent in before the summer holiday so that you can see and share all your amazing writing. There will be more information about this later on. 

 

Art

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If you haven’t seen it already, I strongly recommend Olaf Falafel’s Art Club! There are 10

episodes to choose from ☺ 

Click on the image

it takes you to Kwame Time -

Learn about haiku!

Click on the image for Olaf Falafel's Art Club.

Click on the image to learn about Japan.

Challenges for the week beginning Monday 1st June 2020

 

This week’s challenge is: TOP JOB

 

This is your life… The future is filled with opportunity, but with all this choice it can be confusing trying to decide what path is right for you! Try this activity to identify what you’re good at, what you like or don’t like and what  interests you.

 

Have a go at this first:

  • Divide a piece of paper into three sections: past, present and future. 

  • In each section, write down the things that make up your life.

  • For the past, think about the kind of person you were five years ago – use images, icons, symbols, words, lyrics or photos to describe who you were, what you liked to do and how you felt. Were you shy and quiet, or outgoing and bubbly?

  • Do the same for the present, thinking about how you may have changed.

  • Now think about your future. Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years’ time? Will you be living in the same place, have a job or a family, be travelling the world – or all of these things? 

  • Think about how the things you do now might influence your future. For example, a family holiday next year to France might inspire you to take a gap year later on that could give you valuable work experience. 

  • Share your display with your family, but don’t forget to keep it safe – you may need to remind yourself what you wrote down in the future! 

  • Extra challenge - Take it further Now that you’ve identified the things you’re good at and what interests you, have a go at writing your CV).

 

You can do these challenges on your own or with other members of your house. Aim to complete at least two activities from each section.

 

Section 1: Discovering your future

Logo-a-go-go 

Like the sound of a job in advertising? Have a go at designing a logo for yourself that shows who you are

and what you do, and what makes you amazing.  

Remember a logo is a design or symbol used by an organisation to show its identity. For example, our

school logo or your favourite football/ rugby team. How many things are you wearing that have logos?

Think about your trousers, top or trainers. Try the logo quiz. 

Behind the scenes of sport! 

Do you love being fit and active, or are you interested in motivating others to reach their goals? A career in sports science might be just the thing for you. Sports scientists work behind the scenes of sports and fitness in areas such as nutrition, psychology, sports coaching, teaching and physical therapy. Create your own fitness class – one that is so much fun, everyone will want to join in and get fit! 

                                             Create an exercise routine to music of your choice. Your routine can involve any moves you like:                                                   star jumps, running on the spot, spins, tumbles, turns and rolls! If you want to use some sports equipment, you can add in exercises with hulahoops, skipping ropes or foam balls. Make sure it’s fun and that everyone in your house will be able to do all the moves or steps. See how many people you can get to join in! Have fun. 

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Are you someone who’s creative, loves staying up to date with all the latest technology and gadgets, or is always on your computer? Then being a web designer could be just the career for you. Have a go at designing a website for something of your choice eg friends, family, yourself, class, pets.  Think about what you would like to say about your chosen topic and write down the top five ideas. Do you want to have interactive games, activities or songs on your

website? How will you encourage people to join your website? Will you use pictures?

Draw out how your webpage will look, using as many colours and images as you like.

Be imaginative when thinking about the colours, font, images and text you want to use.

Write out an introduction – this should be short and sweet! It will tell people about your

chosen topic and what they will find on your website. 


 

Section 2: Apprenticeships  

Do you learn better by doing – by trying things out and taking a more hands-on approach? It could be that an apprenticeship is a good route for you. Apprenticeships are open to those aged over 16 and combine practical training with study, so you learn skills on the job. You can do an apprenticeship in a huge range of different areas: media, business, accounting, horticulture, marine engineering, laboratory science, carpentry or law – the list goes on and on! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with these tasters of apprenticeships in horticulture and construction.

1. Digging into the future.

Do you like being outdoors, seeing how things grow and caring for the environment? Perhaps you should

consider an apprenticeship in horticulture. This covers a lot of different jobs – creating and designing

gardens, looking after parks and sports grounds, caring for plants or discovering how we can encourage

them to grow better. Have a go at planting some seeds, help look after a house plant or the garden. Take

it further Create a design for your  ideal public garden – will your garden have lots of grass, flowers and

trees? Or will it be like a skate park, with lots of pavement for skating and cycling? 

 

2. Building your future

The construction industry is part of our everyday lives. Just look around at all the roads, bridges, schools,

skyscrapers, stadiums and airports! Through an apprenticeship in construction you could be a town

planner, site manager, architect or engineer. Build a bridge that is strong enough to support a small ball-

maybe you could be the next top engineer! You could use spaghetti and marshmallows, paper, recycling

waste like tubes and boxes. 

 

3. Take over the airwaves! 

Are you enthusiastic, creative and bubbly? Want to share your  thoughts, ideas, loves and hates with others? Maybe a career in radio is right up your street! Whether you want to be a newscaster, DJ/presenter or producer, radio offers plenty of exciting opportunities. Have a go at writing ( and recording) a piece for radio – this could be an advert, a news item or a mini drama. Or pretend you’re a DJ on a famous radio breakfast show. Write a script, including details of any sound effects that you want to include – you can’t see a radio advert so you’ll need to think in terms of sound! Perform your script and then listen to your finished piece if you were able to record it. 

4. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 

Do you enjoy writing, getting all the facts of a story and keeping up to date with the news? Have you thought about a career in journalism – perhaps writing for a newspaper, a magazine or online? Have a go at writing an article for a newsletter about anything of your choosing eg Hull FC signing Tracy Mercer as their new coach, life during lockdown from an 11 year old’s perspective. Challenge create an exciting newsletter about your anything you want.  Your newsletter can include news articles, upcoming events, comment and debate – for example, where should you go on your first day trip? It could also have cartoons, jokes, weather reports, sport and community issues. Think about the layout of your newsletter. You could start with one main news article about what you have been up to recently and add a short book review, a small article about an event happening in your community, information about some upcoming events out and a cartoon or jokes section. You can include photos or draw pictures. Make it colourful and eye-catching so people will want to read it! Top tip When writing your article, keep in mind that people will usually want to know the answer to these questions: who, what, where, when, why, how?  Who was the event for?  What was it about?  When did the event/campaign take place?  Where did the event/campaign take place?  How did the event/campaign go?

5. Going global 

Have you ever thought about travelling the world and exploring new places? A job involving

travel could be just what you’re looking for! There are lots of options when it comes to jobs

involving travel: you could be a travel writer, tour guide, international school teacher,  au pair,

pilot or international development worker. Choose a town, city or country – it could be

anywhere in the world! You will act as a tour guide for your chosen area. To be a tour guide,

you should find out information about the place, such as:  where the town/city/country is, 

famous landmarks and tourist attractions,  local food traditions, how you would get there and

travel within the place, what makes this place different to where you live. Have a go at

planning a tour that would interest visitors. Include all the information you have learned about the place, including the route you might take through the city or country and how long it would take to travel. Further challenge - Now take the rest of your household on an imaginary guided tour!

6. Helping hands 

There are a lot of jobs that you can do in the voluntary sector, many of which benefit communities or people in need. Volunteering may be something you could do both now and in the future. What exactly is volunteering? Volunteering is working for an organisation without pay because you agree with their aims and want to support their work. Charities or other organisations that don’t make a profit need the help of those who are willing to give their time and energy for free. Volunteers can also learn a lot from the experience and gain valuable work skills that they can use to continue a career in the charity sector or in other jobs. Find out about some international charities such as UNICEF, Plan International, Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders, Action Aid or the Red Cross. What do they do? Who do they help? What global problems do they address? 

Decide which global issue is most important to you and make up your own global charity, dedicated to fighting that cause. This could be ending poverty, helping street children, providing girls with an education, preventing global warming or stopping animal cruelty. Who would you like to help around the world? What would your charity be called and what would its main aims be? 

Begin your first campaign. What can your charity do to help your cause? For example, if your cause is the environment, you could organise a recycling drive or do some litter picking. Or, if your charity wants to fight poverty or homelessness, you could write to your MPyou support. 

Click on the images below to learn more about the different charities.  Is there a different charity that you support?

 

 

 


 

 

Section 3: After work

Story starter – continue the story of batmans evening off

After work, Batman always called in at his favourite café in Gotham City. We all have different

ways of relaxing; a game of sport, watching television, going for a bike-ride…Batman’s was

enjoying a steaming hot cup of coffee whilst reading the newspaper.

Batman looked forward to having an evening off, however evenings off didn’t always tend be

that relaxing.

Ring ring…Ring ring…Ring ring…There was a call from the phone behind the counter…

Questions

1. Does his evening turn out to be relaxing or does he have to go out and save lives?

2. Who is on the end of the phone?

3. Gotham City (where Batman lives) is a place where everyone always seems to be sad or

in trouble. Do you think that in our world there is more happiness or sadness?

Section 4: Take on the future

1. When I grow up I want to be… 

Play this game to get you thinking differently when it comes to possible careers! Sit with your family in a circle and pick a person to go first. The first person says, ‘When I grow up I want to be… …something beginning with A – ‘an architect’. The next person repeats the first job and adds one beginning with B – for example, ‘When I grow up I want to be… an architect, a builder…’  Go round the circle. Everyone repeats the previous jobs and then adds something beginning with the next letter in the alphabet. See how far you can progress before you get it wrong! What jobs did you come up with? What jobs appeal to you? Try it this way If you get through the whole alphabet, start the game again using actions, as well as words, for each job. 

2. Make your mark

Design a bookmark that represents your future and reminds you of your goals and potential every day. Draw something that you want to be in the future. For example, you could draw yourself as a doctor, a businesswoman, or a world traveller. On the back of your bookmark, write some steps that you could take to help you achieve this goal – for example, work hard, develop my interests or volunteer at  a local charity. Decorate your bookmark however you wish. 4. Use your bookmark as a reminder of your goal and what you need to do to achieve it.

3. Future treasures 

Make a treasure chest (use an old box) about your future. Make your treasure chest personal to you by decorating the box with your names or pictures. Write a list of your personal goals. What would you like to have achieved when you reach a certain age – 25? 35? 45? Make sure they are realistic goals that you believe you can achieve. You can also include short term goals to set you on the path for achieving a long term goal. What can you do right now to work towards those goals further down the line? Put your lists in the treasure chest.

4. This is me! 

It can be difficult to remember all our achievements – make a list so you can keep track of all the fantastic things you have done! You could include photos. For example, playing a musical instrument, wearing medals or sports trophies you have won, holding certificates you received for passing an exam or learning a new skill – anything you feel has been an achievement for you! 

5. The voice of change 

No matter what we want for our future, we all need a safe and happy place to be. It might be your own street, your country or the whole world – but it’s important to be aware of the world around us and protect our global future. This activity will give you the chance to speak out about the issue that is important to you and begin to make a change! 

Pick one topic – either from the list below, or another topic that you are particularly passionate about. Explain  why you feel that yours is the most important global issue. Now design a campaign to tell your household about the issue and encourage them to take action. Make sure you have a clear message so people can understand exactly what your topic is. Then tell people what they can do about the issue or how they can help to change things. 

The issues 

 

Poverty - Right now there are 1.4 billion people in our world living in extreme poverty – this means that billions of people are surviving on less than £1 ($1.25) a day. The tragic reality of this, according to UNICEF, is that 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

 

 

 

 

Racism - Racism is the belief that race or ethnicity accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is better than others. This results in bullying, discrimination or prejudice based on race.  

Have you heard of Black Lives Matter, or seen the protests that are going on in the US and around the world at the moment demanding true equality for black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people?  Tackling racism is everyone's responsibility.

 

  

Climate change -  Carbon dioxide and other fumes from things like cars and factories are causing the earth to heat up. This will have a devastating impact on nature and people, particularly the world’s poorest – already it is causing soil erosion, landslides, severe storms, extremes of drought and flooding, which will force people to leave their homes and lands. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endangered animals - According to WWF, the most endangered animals around the world are tigers, polar bears, mountain gorillas, bluefin tuna and giant pandas. They are at risk from climate change, their homes being destroyed and poaching. 

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Challenges for the week beginning 1.6.20

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Monday 1st June 2020

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Friday 5th June 2020

Challenges for the week beginning 18.5.20

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Monday 18th May 2020

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Friday 22nd May 2020

Challenges for the week beginning 11.5.20

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Monday 11th May 2020

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Friday 15th May 2020

Challenges for the week beginning 4.5.20

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Monday 4th May 2020

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Challenges for the week beginning 27.4.20

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Monday 27th April 2020

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Friday 1st May 2020

Challenges for the week beginning 20.4.20

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