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Waingels Challenges- Week 4

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Week 4: Monday 4th May 2020

Our word this week is: CREATIVITY

This week sees Deaf Awareness Week 2020 take place. The focus this year is on ‘acquired deafness’.

Did you know that:

· 50,000 to 70,000 people in Britain use British Sign Language (BSL) as their preferred language?

· That people are recorded as using sign language as long ago as the 1500s?

· British Sign Language is different to American Sign Language?

Why not challenge yourself to learn some basic BSL? This video would be a good starting point.

Literacy Challenge

Word of the Week: Imagination

  • Write a short story which takes place in someone’s imagination.

  • Imagine a different world, or a different version of this world. Draw a picture of it, paying attention to the details you could include. See how far you can zoom in. - Watch this talk called The Power of Imagination: Lessons from Shakespeare – there are some interesting business tips!

  • Write your own talk about imagination. You might want to focus on the importance of imagination, the purpose, what it can be used for, what it means to you, or anything else you want!

Numeracy Challenge

Make an Escher style Tessellation

The word 'tessera' in latin means a small stone cube. They were used to make up 'tessellata' - the mosaic pictures forming floors and tilings in Roman buildings. Nowadays, the term "tessellation" has expanded.

Now it has the original meaning, but it also means simply filling a large surface, without gaps or overlaps. In nature, we see this kind of tessellation in cracked mud, turtle shells, and other places. In man-made areas, we see it in architecture, for example brick walls and to decorate buildings like the Alhambra in Spain.

Tessellation of tile-sized pictures made from single tiles that repeat to fill a 2D (or 3D space) completely without gaps or overlaps, are called Escher-style tessellations. In these tessellations, the tiles are the shape of animals, people, and things.

Try this method to create your own tessellation:


Or Video.

Look for inspiration here:

And find out more ways to make tessellations here:

Share with us what you create.

STEM Challenge

DIY Lava Lamps (credit: @Mrs BpriSTEM)

You will need:

· Vegetable or sunflower oil

· Vinegar

· Food colouring

· Bicarbonate of soda

· A tall glass or bottle

· Spoon

· Small cup.


1. Add 3 spoons of bicarbonate of soda into the tall glass or bottle

2. Fill two thirds of the container with oil – but do not mix it

3. In the small cup add some vinegar and several drops of food colouring

4. Slowly add drops of your coloured vinegar into your oil and bicarbonate mixture and watch the lava lamp come to life.

What is happening?

Oil and vinegar do not have the same density. Vinegar is more dense than this type of oil so it sinks to the bottom of the container. When the vinegar reaches the bottom of the container it reacts with the bicarbonate of soda. This chemical reaction creates bubbles of carbon dioxide which rises. You can see these bubbles rising in the container.

Music Challenge 

Music 1

Music 2

Drama Enrichment

Every week there are productions being streamed for all ages across the Internet for free!

Follow @PerfArtWaingels on twitter to keep up to date with the latest performances and plays.

Week ALL   NT Live  Shows Must Go On

Theatre History- Greek Theatre

English Challenge The Young Walter Scott Prize
Art Challenge Toilet Roll Challenge
Balloon Challenge James Dyson Foundation Challenge Cards