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08.02.21 Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week


On the topic page this week, you'll be able to find all the information and resources you need for each of the wellbeing activities that we have planned for you. We would LOVE to see some pictures of what you get up to this week too!


Monday 8th February:

Task 1 (am): Art - To share a story and create a piece of art inspired by it.

To begin this session, start by watching the reading of 'My Monster and Me' written by Nadia Hussain and illustrated by Ella Bailey by clicking here.

☼ We all have a monster - some of us may know our monster very well, and others not so much. Today, we'd like you to create a picture of your monster using any medium of your choosing. A medium refers to the different materials or supplies in order to create a work of art, for example:

  • pencil
  • paint
  • collage

☼ When you create your monster, think about the following things and how you are going to show this through your art:

  • What does your monster look like?
  • What does your monster feel like?
  • How big is your monster?
  • Which parts of your monster do you want to emphasize?

Task 2 (pm): Music - To use everyday objects to compose a short piece of music.

☼ Miss Scott has prepared a video for you to watch, teaching you about pulse and rhythm, crotchets and quavers. Click here to watch it.

☼ You can access the video mentioned in the lesson here. 

☼ Once you've watched the video, you can download the resources from below and have a go at the activity yourself!

☼ To help you keep time, you can access a metronome here to make sure all your 'layers' are in time with each other. You can make this faster or slower by using the arrows in increase or decrease the BPM (beats per minute). Click here to open the metronome in a new window.

☼ We would love to hear some of your compositions - ask someone at home to record you and email the video to the Year 5 email address (


Tuesday 9th February:

Task 1: To create a dreamcatcher.

☼ Traditionally, dreamcatcher's are of Native American origin (Native Americans are the people who lived in North America before explorers from Europe discovered it).

☼ You can learn more about one idea of the origins and the purpose of dreamcatchers by clicking here. There are, however, different tribes with different stories around how the dreamcatchers came to be and how they work.

☼ Download the 'How to Make a Dreamcatcher' resource below and have a go at making your own. The resources and instructions are only a guide, so be creative with what you have available to you!


Thursday 11th February:

Task 1 (am): To bake, decorate and present a delicious treat of your choosing for the Year 5 Bake Off.

☼ Today, we'd like you to select a recipe (a nice link to our English work this week) and then have a go at baking it!

☼ Think carefully about your design, and how your final bake will look as the main judging will be based on presentation and decoration (unfortunately they haven't invented a way to attach food to emails yet). 

☼ Before you sample your delicious efforts, make sure you take a picture of your final bake and send it through to the Year 5 email address before the end of the day!

Task 2 (pm): To build a bridge that can support at 100 pence or about 350G (using only paper and tape or glue).

☼ Your challenge this afternoon is to create a bridge that can support weight using only a limited number of resources.

☼ Here are the rules you have to follow:

  • You can only use paper, not card or cardboard.
  • The distance between the two supported ends of the paper have to be at least 25cm apart.
  • You can use up to five pieces of A4 paper (but not more), and glue or tape.
  • The final bridge must support the 100 pennies (or 350g) for at least 30 seconds for it to count.

If you are stuck, need inspiration or want to learn a little bit more about bridges and the challenge, you can watch a video by clicking here.

☼ We would love to see pictures of your final design - please send pictures to the Year 5 email address. Finally, for one last challenge, once you have your winning design, really test it to find out how much weight it can hold! Make sure you check the weight of each item you try before testing it.