Creative Homefun Challenges
In addition to your core Homefun activities (Maths, Spelling and Reading) you are now able to choose from a range of “Can Do” Creative Challenge Tasks. Some are easy and some are more challenging tasks. The idea behind this is to provide you with more choice, so that you can complete Homefun tasks that really interest you. With the more challenging tasks, you might like to ask your parents or caregivers to guide you in working out how you are going to approach and present your task.
- “Can Do” means these activities are optional and only to be completed when core “Must Do” Homefun tasks are completed.
- Below is a list of creative challenges for you to choose from.
- You should only do each task once.
- You can take as long as you need to complete each tasks and hand it in whenever you are finished. A guideline would be two weeks per task, however you may decide you need more or less time than this.
- It is up to you to decide how to present your task to the class (e.g. digital presentation, movie, poster, model)
- Make sure you take time with editing and looking over your task before handing it in. Please get someone at home to look over it too, to see any errors or ways you could improve your task for presentation purposes.
- For digital presentations you can email your task to your Gmail or use your Google Accounts (Rooms 11 and 12), bring it to school on a USB stick, or email to your classroom teacher.
My Kitchen Rules
Prepare a meal for your family. Create and write out a menu of your meal, share with us your process and what ingredients you needed to make your meal. After the meal, get feedback from your family members about the presentation and tastiness of your food.
Do two jobs e.g. mow the lawns, wash the car. Describe what you did (take photos of the process) and get feedback on the job that you did.
Photograph things in nature: write about the different things you photograph.
Love of Language
Learn how to say hello, goodbye, and thank you in five languages.
Share with the class what you do as an out of school activity. You could keep a journal/diary about your training or activity. Include in your journal; dates, type of training, results, how you felt about each game or each lesson.
Promote a sport/activity you play or like to do to the class e.g. promote dancing or drama and why you should give it a go.
Be a reporter: Report on a school event, local, national or international event that is current or has you interested.
Did you know?
Choose a topic of your choice to research and share your facts with the class. Choose a topic you don’t know about. Remember you need to have found similar information on three websites before you can be confident the information is accurate. Remember to write the information in your own words. Record down what websites you got your information from.
Choose a country of your choice to research and share your facts with the class.
Choose a country you don’t know much about. Remember you need to have found similar information on three websites before you can be confident the information is accurate. Remember to write the information in your own words.
Record down what websites you got your information from.
Design and make your own board game that could entertain students in your class on those wintery wet lunchtimes. You need to research games that are already available, develop the rules of the game, make and trial the game’s effectiveness and entertainment value. Present it to the class and play game with other class members.
Create an artwork that represents Reremoana School. This could be about school values, events we have a school, our school buildings, the kite model or our wider community (Wattle Downs Cove) You could present this in any media (e.g. painting, sketch, photography, pastel, 3D model)
Music review. Prepare a presentation to the class on your favourite band, your favourite new song or album etc. Share with the class what you enjoy about it, what style of music it is, and interesting facts about the song’s lyrics, artist or album.
Using recycled items you find at home build a 3D object. This object could simply be a piece of art to sit on the mantelpiece, a fashion accessory or could be designed to be a helpful tool at home or in the classroom. Write a description explaining the purpose of your recycled object.
Using a book that you have enjoyed, present a review to the class. What was the plot of the book? (Don’t give away the ending) What did you enjoy about it? What was something that could have been better? Who should read this book?
From a movie that you have enjoyed, present a review to the class. What was the plot of the movie? (Don’t give away the ending) What did you enjoy about it? What was something that could have been better? Who would enjoy this movie?
Three Random Acts of Kindness (Doing Good Because Good is Good to Do)
Do something for someone that you may or may not know, just because it would be kind e.g. take a supermarket trolley back for a stranger (ask them first), let someone go in front of you in a line, say “hi” to someone that you wouldn’t normally talk to, invite someone to play with you, tidy up your room without being asked, do the dishes. Record what you did and what happened next. How did the other person react? How did you feel?
Record something that you have done in the past that was fun and maybe scared you a little. What did you think before, during and after the event? Is it something that you would do again? What advice would you give to someone before they tried it?
Is there an occupation you think you may like to have when you are older?
Here is the chance to research a ‘Dream’ job and explain why you would like that job, what you might need to do to train for the job and what skills you will need to be successful in that job. This job may not exist yet, so describe to us what is might be like.
What do you think needs inventing? Why do you think it needs inventing? How would it help? Draw a picture or make a prototype (model) of your design and label the parts and describe what it’s for and how it works.