Challenge of the Day

Check this page out every day for a new challenge to undertake. These will be linked to different areas of the curriculum.

Idea: Record the challenge in a scrapbook. Take pictures and include these. Ask your adults to write comments too.

You can also tweet us @archibaldfirst with #afschallenge or email

Challenge 35 – Coding (12.5.2020)

Click on the document above to access a coding website.

Challenge 34 – Art (11.5.2020)

Join Victoria, from Art4Creativity, for different art activities. Don’t forget to post these online too.

Challenge 33 – VE Day (8-10.5.2020)

Find out about VE Day. What does it stand for? When did it happen?

Challenge 32 – History (7.5.2020)

Challenge 31 – 1-minute challenge (6.5.2020)

How many bounces on the trampoline can you do in 1 minute? How many:

  • Keepy Ups
  • Skips
  • Jumps
  • Hops
  • Press-ups
  • Star jumps
  • Skips

Challenge 30 – Around the World (5.5.2020)

Challenge 29 – Acts of Kindness (4.5.2020)

Leave ‘smile because….’ notes around the house for your family to find.


Cuddle up to your younger brother or sister and read them a story.


Draw a picture for your grown up. Can you use lovely bright colours to colour it in?

Challenge 28 – Design Challenge (3.5.2020)

Challenge 27 – Green Fingers (2.5.2020)

Help your grown-ups in the garden! Water the spring flowers, help to mow the lawn or plant some bulbs and seeds. We would love to hear all about your efforts.

Challenge 26 – Bumper Wordsearch (1.5.2020)

Can you create a word search all about Archibald First School? See if you can include lots of different topics (e.g. teachers, subjects, clubs, school lunches, trips, visitors etc.) Don’t forget to show us your finished puzzles!

Challenge 25 – Imagination (30.4.2020)

Challenge 24 – Food Art (29.4.2020)

How creative can you be with a healthy rainbow snack?

Challenge 23 – Roly Poly! (28.4.2020)

1. What do the dots on the opposite side of a dice add up too?

2. Roll a dice to score points
The score is the total number of dots you can see.
You score 17.
Which number is face down?
How did you work out you answer?

3. You roll a dice 3 times. The total of your throws is 12. Which 3 numbers could you have rolled?

Challenge 22 – Scavenger Hunt (27.4.2020)

Challenge 21 – Water (25.5.2020 – 26.4.2020)

Have fun in the sun with a homemade water sprinkler or games in the rain with a bit of puddle jumping?

Challenge 20 – Dinner Guests (24.4.2020)

If you could invite 4 famous people, tv/film/cartoon or book characters for dinner, who would they be and why?

Can mum and dad share their ideas too?

Sorry, I forgot to post on Wednesday and Thursday…

Challenge 19 – Mindfulness (21.4.2020)

Find time to calm your mind.

Challenge 18 – Biscuit Dunking (20.4.2020)

This challenge has been set by Mr Morrow!
It needs to be a fair test so consider how long you dunk the biscuit for, the temperature of the drink…

Challenges for the Easter Holidays

It is officially the Easter Holidays! The main challenge is to have fun, play, laugh and explore…

Top Easter Challenge: Can you read for 10 minutes everyday?

Other ideas…

1. Garden Rocks
2. Sunflower Seeds
3. Suncatchers
4. Go through the skills of the week and challenges of the day to find any that you have not done. Remember to check out the blogs from your teachers as well!

PhotoCake Edible Cake Topper - Happy Easter - Eggs

Garden Rocks

Over the Easter Holidays, can you each make a decorated rock to place somewhere in school?

Nursery and Reception – these will be for our EYFS Garden.
Years 1-3 – these will go around the bushes in the playground.
Year 4 – these will be for our Archibald Leaver’s Garden.

You can complete any design you wish but it must have your name and 2020 on (front or back).
The rock should be a sensible size.
You can use paint or sharpies to decorate the rock.

To make it weatherproof:

-Mod Podge
-Non-Yellowing Varnish
-Clear Nail Varnish

Can all be used to cover the design.

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Sunflower Competition

Who can grow the tallest sunflower by the 1st June?

Challenge 17 – Random Acts of Kindness (6.4.2020)

Acts of kindness 

EYFS: Host a teddy bears picnic and invite Mummy or Daddy to come along for a nice cup of tea and piece of cake.Draw a picture for your grown up. Can you use lovely bright colours to colour it in?

KS1: Tidy up your room without being asked

KS2: Draw a picture of your grown up telling them 5 reasons why you love them.  Can you do the same for a family member who lives away and ask a grown up to post it to them?

Challenges 15 and 16 – Easter (4.4.2020 and 5.4.2020)

Challenge 14 – Experiments (3.4.2020)

Challenge 13 – Maths Challenge (2.4.2020)

EYFS: Treasure Hunt!

Go on a treasure hunt around your garden or home. Fill an egg box or ice cube tray with interesting items that you find (they will need to be small). 
Now play the treasure game; roll a dice, can you put the number of objects that matches the number on your dice into your egg box/ice cube tray? Can you be the first to fill/empty your container? 
You have to roll the exact amount on your final turn!

KS1 and 2: Magic Box

Can you fill this grid with the numbers 1-9 so that each row, column and diagonal has the same total? 
You can only use each digit once!


Challenge 12 – Quiet Time (1.4.2020)

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for 30 days. It might help to get kids to quieten down and listen to a story whilst you get a few jobs done or just grab a cuppa in peace 😊

Challenge 11 – STEM Challenges (31.3.2020)

Choice a) Newspaper Tower

Using newspaper and sellotape ONLY, what is the tallest tower that you can create?
The tower must be free standing!

Choice b) Bin Bag Creations

Using a maximum of 2 binbags, what can you create from it?

Choice c) Lego and Duplo Playtime


Whilst you are playing with the Lego Bricks

Maths Challenge – Key Stage 1 and 2 – Lego symmetry?

Create a lego masterpiece with a line of symmetry

Years 1 and 2 – can your masterpiece have 1 line of symmetry?

Years 3 and 4 – can your masterpiece have 2 or more lines of symmetry?

If you don’t have lego can you draw a fabulous picture with one or more lines of symmetry? What shapes will you use? Which colours?

Share your pictures vis Twitter, add to your scrapbooks or post of the Archibald 2019-20 group.

Challenge 10 – Diary (30.3.2020)

EYFS – draw a picture and write about something that has happened in week 1 away from school.

KS1 – Create a log book of your daily activities from last week and add those from week 2.

KS2 – Write a weekly diary account for every week we are away from school.

Challenge 9 – Family Fun Time!!! (29.3.2020)
TWO challenges for today:

Assault Course – combination of all skills
Prepare a course in your garden that has a section to balance, skip, hop, gallop, jump and turn. Can you show leadership and teach it to your family? Time how quickly each person can do the course.
Can they beat their Personal Best each time?

Wash the Car Together
Which member of the family can stay the driest (or get the wettest)? Get out a good old fashioned bucket full of water and bubbles with a sponge to scrub the muck away before being let loose with the hosepipe!

Eco-Friendly Car Washing: By Hand or at the Car Wash?

Challenges 7 and 8Random act of Kindness (27.3.2020 and 28.3.2020)

Write a postcard or a letter to someone to say hello. You can let them know about your day and send a message of happiness and care.
With a grown up, pop this through the door of someone who lives alone or drop it through the door of a care home.

Challenge 6 – Eat a Rainbow (26.03.2020)

Most of us are displaying rainbows in our windows right now but have you been eating a rainbow each day?

Make a list of the fruit and vegetables you have been eating, have you reached your 5 a day? Which colours of the rainbow are missing?

Which foods could you add to your plate to include the missing colours?

Oops – it was a little busy yesterday…Here are challenges 5 and 6 (24.3.2020 and 25.3.2020)

Challenge 5 – Numbertime (25.3.2020)

Years 2-4: Use Timestables Rockstars for 15-20 minutes.
Mrs Nisbet is hoping to set more competitions up. How quickly can you answer the questions – can you get your board all green?

Year 1: How many different ways can you make 20 using a variety of objects? (4 + 6 + 2 + 8 or 10 + 10)

EYFS: Size ordering – fruit in the fruit bowl, shoes on the shoe rack, coats, etc

Challenge 4 – A Family Tree (24.3.2020)

Create a family timeline as far as you can go. For younger children, draw a tree and pop your family members on a branch or create an art gallery of your family members.

KS2: How many generations are there?
All: How many people do you know now?
Bonus: Has anything about your family surprised you?

Challenge 3 – Reading Den (23.3.2020)

Make a den somewhere in the house or garden then climb in and read
We would love to see pictures of your dens and hear about what you are reading.

Challenge 2 – Rainbows (22.3.2020)

Make a rainbow and display it in your window to make everyone smile. Let’s decorate Gosforth #GSTrainbows #cheerfulrainbows

Challenge 1 – Signpost-challenge (20.3.2020)

If you had a signpost pointing towards your school, what 5 symbols would you choose?
Design a new signpost to point towards Archibald First School. Can you tell us what the symbols mean?