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GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy

Inspiring Education and Achievement for Life

Whole school Challenges

During the continued lockdown for the next few weeks we have decided to set some challenges for children to complete, if wanted. Each week we will be uploading a challenge on our website in the home learning section. Once completed please email a photo or scan of their work to Miss Petra We will choose a selection from each class to show on the website.

Challenge 7 

For the next two weeks our challenge is based on our annual Theme Open Homework Project. We would like the children to think about the THEME linked phrase ‘Change and Continue` and respond in a way of their choice. They may wish to do a science experiment or activity, produce a piece of art, design something on the computer, create a 3D model, write a poem or story, create a video…. there are lots of possibilities. There is no right or wrong way to approach “Open homework” and it provides the children with the opportunity to be creative and develop their lateral thinking. As always please email a photo of your project to Miss Petra so it can be shared on here with the school community. 

Christian Y4A
Naseema Y3E

Challenge 6 

This week the teachers are part of the challenge. Each Reception - Year 4 teacher has given me a photo of themselves as a child. Can you guess the teacher from each photo? Write your answers on a piece of paper and email to me. Good luck and happy guessing! 

Well done to all of you who have had a go at guessing the teacher - it turned out to be a more difficult challenge. 

Here is the result:

1. Miss Sara    2. Miss Natalie   3. Miss Rachael   4. Miss Amy    5. Miss Lauren   6. Miss Stephanie

7. Miss Petra   8. Miss Kelly      9. Miss Rebecca   10. Miss Leah

Challenge 5 

This new challenge has been inspired by 2 pupils from TPA (Poppy Y4 and Kitty Y1) who have been leaving painted pebbles with messages and pictures around Twickenham and our school. 


During half term collect some pebbles or rocks - these might be from your garden or from a walk that you might go on – and decorate them! Can you make a pebble family? Can you design beautiful patterns on them? Can you recreate any book characters you know on pebbles? Can you draw your favourite gaming logos on them? You could decorate them with paint, chalk, crayons, felt tips and any other ideas you might have. Take a photo of your pebbles and send them to me so I can upload them on here for all to see.

Kitty Y1P and Poppy Y4D
Anya Y3G
Naseema Y3E
Miroslav Y3E

Challenge 4 

This weeks challenge is to build a boat that floats. You can use whatever materials you like from toilet rolls to Lego but you need to make sure your boat can float! To test if it can float (and prove to me it can) you can fill up a sink and take a picture of it in it! If you really want to see how good it is a floating, try placing a 1p or 2p coin in your boat to see if it still floats.

You can get as creative as you like with this. Have fun! I look forward to seeing what amazing ideas you have. 

Loli Y3G
Defne Y3G
Florence Y2H
Jasminder Rec H
Kavanch Y1P
Karnan Y4D
Branavan Y1P
Emerick Y2D
Naseema Y3E
Ellie Rec T
Ellie Rec T
Tristan Y3E
Arthur Rec H

Elias Y2D

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Isaac Y4D

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Challenge 3

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of V E Day (Victory in Europe Day). I would like you to find out about V E day and have a go at some of the activities. Why don't you design a medal or make a spitfire. You could even research some wartime recipes and have a go at baking one! Have a look at our home learning resources page - Wider Opportunities - to get some ideas and inspiration. Remember to send me your photos so I can share them with your peers! 


Arthur Rec H
Naseema Y3E
Christopher Y4D
Oliver Y3G
Edward Rec T

Challenge 2

This is a chance to get really creative and “think out of the box” as well as learn a new skill. Use a camera or phone (ask your parents before use) and take a photo linked to one of the following titles. Take a photo of something in your environment that represents the title or create an art piece and take a photo. Be original!

  1. Beautiful
  2. Circles
  3. Play
  4. Colour
Camille Y4A - Colour
Edward RecT - Play
Zinedine Y2H, Rafa Y2D and Sofiya RecT - Colour
Emerick Y2D - Circles
Kian Y1D - Beautiful
Jasminder RecH - Colour
Miroslav Y3E - Circles
Arthur RecH - Beautiful
Florence Y2H - Colour
Miroslav Y3E - Play
Kian Y1D - Colour
Saeed Y2D - Beautiful
Omid Y4D - Colour
Arthur RecH - Beautiful
Jacob Y3G - Circles
Jacob Y3G - Play

Melody Y3G - Beautiful

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Challenge 1

Let your imagination go wild! Create a journey using different modes of transport - the crazier the better!

Draw yourself as a stick person at the bottom left of your page and then your house/friend's house/palace/ school/ castle/ planet in the top right corner. Trace a meandering route from start to end and fill in your journey with lots of different ways of travelling. You could do a route including your favourite animals or landmarks from around the world!

Ayaan Y3E and Ariana RecT
Emerick Y2D
Ilyas Y4D
Jasminder RecH
Naseema Y3E