Competitions and Projects In School
Have fun and get silly with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge - it’s all online!
Silly Squad, the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge, is set in a fun house and this year is all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!
The challenge started earlier than normal this year, on 5th June, but you can sign up online right through to September at sillysquad.org.uk and find heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games, a place to keep track of your books and rewards to unlock along the way.
The challenge is aimed at all children from 4 to 11 who just need to read anything that makes them happy - whether it be a comic, joke book, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in digital or print format, an e-book borrowed from the library or a something they already have at home.
North Yorkshire Libraries are still closed so we cannot offer the usual printed materials but we have a terrific selection of children’s’ eBooks and eAudiobooks available to download for free at www.northyorks.gov.uk/digitallibraryYou’ll need your library card and PIN to download them but it’s no problem if you are not a member - just call call 01609 533878 to join.
Please also keep a look out on and your local libraries Facebook pages as the summer progresses the @nycclibraries Facebook page for special Silly Squad activities and reading recommendations/
ART COMPETITION ALERT!
The Selby & District Foodbank are holding a colouring competition for some new signs for the Foodbank.
Any child of primary age can make one entry. Winner/s will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and the school will receive a £50 Amazon voucher as a donation.
The competition is open from 1st July 2020 to 13th July 2020 ("the Competition Period”)
To enter the Competition participants must create one piece of artwork which will be digitised and used as a new sign/s for the Selby & District Foodbank.
Artwork must be on one sheet of white A4 paper in portrait orientation full colour.
The words “Selby & District Foodbank” must be clearly visible. No other words should be shown on the artwork.
Use of Paint, Pencils, Crayons, Felt tip markers, Pastels or other colouring media is allowed.
Write your First & Last Name, Age and School on the back of the artwork.
Entries must be posted in an unfolded full size A4 envelope, on or before 13th July 2020, to:
Selby & District Foodbank
New Sign Colouring Competition
C/O Mr Lane
Oak Tree House
The winners will be chosen by the Selby & District Foodbank team from all eligible entries.
Prominent display of the words Selby & District Foodbank, use of bright friendly colours covering all of the A4 sheet will be used to determine the winner.
General images of the types of people we help i.e. families, children, elderly, singles are permitted but not essential.
Bird Feeder Projects
We have talked about the Big Garden Bird Watch 2020, run by the RSPB. We have challenged the children, those who wish to do so, to design and make homemade bird feeders, NUT FREE, that we can hang around school to encourage birds to come into our environment. This is a home/school project and is a great way for parents and children to spend time together, getting creative! All we ask is that it is home-made, water-proof, contains food but NO NUTS and has some method of hanging it up in our outdoor space.
The Big Garden Bird Watch 2020, takes place 25th-27th January (which is a weekend) however, we will be looking out for birds in our area on the week before, so we ask that all designs and creations are brought in on Monday 20th January.
This is an optional activity, but we know how the children love a good project to get their teeth into and also enjoy spending time making things with family.
We will look forward to seeing some wonderful designs.
🌟In order to raise money for new school resources, we are having our very own Wistow Walk-a-thon!🌟
We will be challenging ourselves to walk as far as we possibly can within a time frame, whilst raising as much money as we can. We will be walking around Jubilee Field and measuring our individual distances achieved and we will be seeing how far we can walk in total as a school!
Sponsor forms will be coming home this evening and we ask that children collect sponsors safely and sensibly and return the form after the sponsored walk. There are various prizes and the children are all very excited about this event, working together to help school.
We have a few weeks to get in some practise ..... What distance do you think will we achieve together as a school?
If you are bonkers about conkers, then this is the project for you!
It is time to get collecting conkers, as they fall from the trees around you this Autumn. Make sure you are collecting them safely and from the ground!
When you have enough, it is time to get creative! We are running our conker model making competition again this year and you can make what ever you want out of conkers - let's see how creative you can be!
Mrs Cox will let you know when the projects need to be brought into school.
RECYCLED ART PROJECT
Challenge: WE NEED YOU!
In preparation for the fantastic scarecrow festival in Wistow, we need to start a holiday homework project but I have decided to give it to the children now so they have plenty of time to plan ….or perhaps even begin!
Their mission is to create WATERPROOF SEA CREATURES (REAL ONES NOT MYTHICAL) of all shapes and sizes that can be attached to our front fence and they MUST be made out of RECYCLED ITEMS!
They can make more than one …. It would be great if they can as it is a big fence to fill and this is what we aim to do!
This is to go with our scarecrow for the theme Heroes and Villains. I wonder if parents can guess who we are going to make as our scarecrow?
You are all a very creative and talented bunch so I will look forward to the children bringing in your sea creatures on the first day after the half term.