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Optional Homework Projects

We know that lots of you love to do extra projects outside of school. Each week, we will add a few to this page so that you have other things you could choose to do.  You could even create your own area in your house to display your projects, just like we do at school! 


Blue Peter Badges 

Follow the link below to find out about how you can earn a Blue Peter Badge. Some are only given out in special circumstances but there are some badges that everyone can try for! We recommend starting by looking at what you can do to earn a Blue Badge. Blue badges are awarded for sending in interesting letters, stories, makes, pictures, poems and good ideas for the programme. All the instructions about how to apply for a badge are on the website below.



Create your own family tree. A family tree shows how everyone in your family is linked. It can help you find out more about your family especially past generations. You can draw out a family tree by hand or , if you have access to a printer at home, there are templates to fill in and print off. 


Check our homework page and choose a project you haven't completed on the Spring 2 pdf. Our focus over the next half-term continues to be on 1066 and The Normans. 


Choose an era of history you are really interested in and use BBC Bitesize KS2 to research. Use your research to create your own script for a Horrible Histories episode. Think about the characters who would be in the scene and the key information you want to pass on.  



Choose a country around the world you are interested in. Create a fact file, poster, report or presentation that includes: where in the world the country is (including continent), the language spoken, population, flag,  information about the weather and climate, key landmarks or tourist destinations and any other important information such as cultural food. 


Create your own world map showing the different continents and oceans in the world. 


Design your own country (imagine it is an island). Think about the different physical and human landmarks that someone would find there (e.g. lakes, mountains, cities, roads). Name your island and create a map which shows your island in detail. You could even create a flag and currency for your country! 



Go on an insect hunt! The website below contains a pack which will help you identify different insects (pg 15 onwards). See what insects you can find in your garden or in a green space nearby (with adult supervision).  Record your findings, including a sketch of the insects you see. Remember to put any insects back where you found them and to treat them kindly. Don't forget to wash your hands afterwards!



Walsall Art Gallery are uploading lots of different workshops on their website. Some of these require equipment or resources so make sure you have checked with an adult before starting.


Create artwork of a 3D hand! Follow this tutorial to create a piece of artwork which looks like a 3D hand. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and some felts or colouring pencils.


Learn how to 'zentangle'- this is very relaxing (and just another way to doodle)! 

Zentangles are designs that include non-representative repeating patterns. You can do zentangle designs within a larger outline or combine them together on their own with no defined outline.

Draw around your hand as an outline (or just draw any shape) then fill your design with different patterns. Some examples are below however the great thing about zentangles is you can create any pattern you want! 


Design and Technology (and Maths!)

Ask an adult if you can help to prepare breakfast,lunch or dinner.  You should help to weigh and measure any ingredients needed and practise different food preparation skills. Afterwards, take a picture of the food you have created and write a recipe that would explain to someone else how to make the meal. 



In school, we have used Scratch to code and create times tables games. This website allows you to use Scratch at home (it may look a little different to what we use in school).

Try the tutorial to remind yourself how Scratch works then see what you can create! 

Note- If you want to save your projects, you will have to ask an adult to create an account on the website. 



Choose a poem you really enjoy and learn it off-by-heart. Think about the tone and expression in your voice and any actions you would add to engage the audience.  Then, perform it to somebody in your house- what do they think you could do to improve next time?


Practise your reading aloud: At school, we have done lots of work on how we can be fantastic storytellers. Continue to work on these skills by choosing a story and reading aloud to someone else in your house such as your brothers or sisters. Think about you can use the tone of your voice to engage them in the story and make them want to listen! Don't forget to think about punctuation and when you may need to pause.