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What to do over the Summer

       Happy Summer Holidays!

We hope that you have a relaxing break over the next six weeks.

We appreciate that the last few months have been unusual for all and therefore we would like to keep holiday homework to a minimum. These are your challenges, should you choose to accept them.

How many of these challenges can you complete? ALWAYS CHECK WITH A GROWN-UP BEFORE DOING THEM! DO NOT DO NUMBER 3! Let us know how you got on when you get back to school. 


  • Set up an indoor hopscotch using masking tape
  • Hunt for bugs. Not deadly ones…
  • Watch the sun wake up. Then surprise your parents by loudly practising the drums to celebrate sunrise. But don’t mention I suggested it. In fact, scrap this one…
  • How many different words can you find using the letters in REDLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL? For example, lad, and, sand, etc.
  • Try and tell a fairy tale in 60 seconds max. Then try and tell it in 30 seconds. This doesn’t mean speaking quickly, it means cutting the detail down… ‘Once upon a time they all lived happily ever after,’ doesn’t count.
  • Make a greetings card for someone you love
  • Get cosy with pillows and blankets and have a story time.
  • Grow something. Not bored.
  • Read a book by an unfamiliar author


  • Go onto Times Tables Rockstars and practise the times tables that you have been learning this year
  • Go on Hit the Button and look at number bonds, halving and doubling numbers
  • Write a letter (or an email) to someone you are still unable to see
  • Write a postcard to your new teacher and send it to school  
  • Cook a special family meal.
  • Build a den (indoor or an outdoor one)  
  • Write a poem. Perhaps an acrostic based on the first letters in your name?
  • Write a story about your pet. If you haven’t a pet, write a story about getting a pet!
  • Paint a picture based on your favourite book or story.
  • Make something out of a cardboard box – a totem pole or a mask or a marble run, or anything you like.
  • Make a family quiz.
  • Make a scrap book or blog of your time away from school  
  • Cut up magazines and newspapers and make a collage on a theme e.g. food or sport or music, etc.


  • Cook/bake something with an adult
  • Photograph something amazing
  • Photograph something ordinary but really close up or from an unusual angle
  • Play a board game or do a puzzle
  • Set up indoor bowling using empty water bottles and a tennis ball
  • Go cloud busting (use your imagination to see images in the clouds)
  • Learn to sew or knit
  • Keep a daily diary
  • Play a card game
  • Learn a new card game
  • Have a movie marathon!
  • Play Hangman and / or noughts and crosses.
  • Build something amazing with Lego 
  • Watch a film you’ve never seen before
  • Try tasting something new (food, I mean, not your trainers).
  • Learn ten phrases in a new language
  • Complete a Sudoku
  • Work out a dance routine to your favourite song.
  • Learn three yoga exercises.
  • Make a list of your five favourite foods / drinks / TV shows / books in rank order, i.e. My favourite, my second favourite, etc…



Have a safe and happy summer, and we’ll look forward to seeing you on September 3rd.