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Friday 5th March

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in school on Monday. Here are the Friday Challenges for 5th March. 


Remember to read for at least 20 minutes at home today. This can be any type of text – fiction book, non-fiction, comic, newspaper, etc. You can also visit the Oxford Owl website and access books online .

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Catch Up

We are not going to add any new English or Maths activities today. Instead, please use time today to catch up with any activities that you missed during the week.

Friday Challenges 

(These challenges are optional- you can do as many or as few as you want. Please send us in anything you complete so we can add it to the blog and share your work in celebration assembly).

Build a vehicle

This week your challenge is to design and build a vehicle with wheels. Think carefully about the following questions:

-How many wheels will your vehicle have?

-What will the wheels be made out of?

-How will the wheels be attached to the body of the vehicle?

-What will you make the body of the vehicle from?

-What shape and size will the body of the vehicle look like?  

-How will the vehicle be powered? You might like to build a wheeled vehicle that is powered by pushing or gravity powered. However, if you are looking for an extra challenge:

  • You might like to build a wheeled vehicle powered by wind:

  • You might like to build a wheeled vehicle powered by a balloon:

If you complete a design or build a wheeled vehicle, please send us in a picture so we can post it on your class blog and share your work in celebration assembly.

Traction Man Waterproof Experiment

Traction Man needs a new diving outfit. Can you help him find the right material? He needs to find a waterproof material for his diving suit.

Which materials do you think a waterproof? Pick 3 or 4 different materials to test. This could be a plastic bag, some tin foil, some cotton wool, paper or fabric. You might also want to find a washing up bowl or plastic tray and a measuring jug to help you test the materials.

Once you have selected the materials to test, place the material above the plastic bowl/tray (to catch any excess water) and pour water on it.  Did the water soak in (absorbent material), drips through (non-waterproof) or sits on the top or run off the top of the material (waterproof)? To make it a fair test, you will need to use the same amount of water for each material. You could record your results on a table like the one below:

Please let us know how you get on and which material you think Traction Man should use for his waterproof diving suit.

Cheese Straw Challenge

This week we have been measuring length in Maths and we thought it would be fun to make cheese straws of different lengths. Below is a recipe you can use:

With clean hands, can you arrange the cheese straws in order of their length? Are any of cheese straws the same length?

Design a Superhero Mask

Last week we learnt about Supertato and the Evil Pea who both wear masks. Can you design a superhero mask? It can be any shape or colour you like and you can any materials you want to.


Please send in a photograph of your mask for us to see or bring it to school on Monday.