Having listened to the feedback from our recent Home-Learning survey that suggested that many of the children would like to have a greater variety in their tasks and see their work shared on a wider platform we have been away and created the Eureka Competition Calendar for the second Spring half term. Each week there will be a small competition starting each Monday and ending on the Sunday for the children to enter if they wish to do so (these competitions are completely optional). Each week there will be an EYFS/Key Stage 1 winner and a Key Stage 2 winner.
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 6 p.m. at the latest.
Please put the following information in your email: Child’s first name, second initial and class. For example: John S – Explorers.
The winner will then be announced on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. and a certificate and prize presented to the winner. All entries will be displayed on our school website under ‘News and Events’ and then ‘Competitions’.
This week's competition is a super simple one to finish the term. Get your pens/crayons/paint/chalk out and create a beautiful piece of art. It doesn't have to be limited to paper, perhaps you could use clay to create a sculpture or get outside in the nice weather and use the natural materials around you to create a giant art attack! (Entries to be in by Sunday 4th April please!)
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Jubilee Portrait Competition:
Layton is the Key Stage One winner - we were really impressed by Layton's use of different art techniques and materials to create his portrait. This made it really stand out and catch the eye as you walk past it. An effort that must have taken some real time and effort - as you can see it has more than paid off.
Olivia is our Key Stage Two winner - I was immediately impressed by the style that Olivia had chosen to draw her portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth in. The eyes really draw you into the picture and then as you look around you can see how much care and attention has been paid to little details of the Queen's hair and face. The Union Flag background in colour provides a fantastic contract to the black and white portrait. Fantastic!
As always, the standard of competition entries was very high and we have created a gallery of all of the children's work in the library area of school for you to look at when you visit.
Eureka's Big Build Competition:
This week saw the awesome architects of Eureka grapple with various different games and apps to design and build a structure. Once again we had a plethora of participants all submitting their own pixelated Parthenons for our viewing pleasure.
We had everything from a stone clad tribute to the NHS through to an entire village with it's very own castle; we know that some participants even took the time to learn a new game or app to take part in the week's competition which shows a real dedication to exploring new ideas.
Please take the time to have a look at the videos showcasing the amazing architecture produced by our wonderful students...you can even take a virtual tour of the school courtesy of Sofia in Enquirers or adopt a pet thanks to the virtual RSPCA created by Daisy in Investigators.
EYFS / Key Stage 1 Winner: Samuel G
EYFS / Key Stage 1 Runners Up: Joe B and Luke B
Key Stage 2 Winner: Reuben S
Key Stage 2 Runners Up: Ellis B Isabelle B
What a brilliant week we have had this week in terms of competition entries - so many people have challenged themselves to run a lap of the park or a lap of the bowling green at the park. I was particularly impressed with the children in Key Stage 1 who decided to attempt both laps (and put in some very good times along the way!)
As we are are aware we have some very talented children at Eureka and this week has proven no exception with the times being incredibly close and there only being a few seconds between the entries...
As always certificates and prizes will be available to collect from the main office in the morning.
EYFS / Key Stage 1 Winner = Noah B (Thinkers)
EYFS / Key Stage 1 Runner Up = William B (Thinkers)
Key Stage 2 Winner = Daisy C (Investigators) https://vimeo.com/527396905/3e900e68ba
Key Stage 2 Runner Up = Oliver G (Enquirers)
Singing / Live Music Competition:
This week's competition was to send us a short clip of you singing or playing along to either your favourite song or a song that you have written or composed yourself and wow - the results were incredible! It was so hard to choose in fact that we have had joint winners and joint runners up the Key Stage Two category as it did turn out to be impossible to split them anymore - if you don't believe me then check out the videos below and you'll see what I mean! Winners and runners up your prizes and certificates will be available to collect from the school office tomorrow morning! (Tuesday)
Key Stage One Winners: William B and Lacey F
Key Stage Two Winners: Sofia S and Daisy C
Key Stage Two Runner Ups: Ted H and Owen F
Please see the awesome entries below!
Favourite Book Competition Winners:
EYFS/Key Stage 1 Winner: Nicole K (Thinkers)
EYFS/Key Stag1 Runner Up: Reagan S (Thinkers)
Key Stage 2 Winner: Daisy C (Investigators)
Key Stage 2 Runner Up: Sofia S (Enquirers)
The winners and runners up have prizes and certificates waiting for them at the front desk outside the school office from tomorrow morning (Tuesday)
Photography Competition Winners and Runners Up:
EYFS/Key Stage 1 Winner: Jessica W (Thinkers)
EYFS/Key Stage 1 Runner Up: Ayda T (Adventurers)
Key Stage 2 Winner: Ted H (Investigators)
Key Stage 2 Runner Up: Sofia S (Enquirers)
The winners and runners up have prizes and certificates waiting for them at the front desk outside the school office from tomorrow morning (Tuesday).
Well done to EVERYONE who took part - the standard of the entries absolutely blew me away and was one of the hardest competitions I have ever had to judge! Everyone of you could have won for different reasons. Real thought went in to the composition of your shots, there was some really creative use of light and props, the colours were beautiful and there was some great technical ability on show as well! Please enjoy the slideshow below accompanied by a piece of music that sums up the entries perfectly - Spring by Vivaldi!
Week, Date and Name of Competition
Description of the Competition
Week One (22 – 28th February)
Super simple to start us off – get creative with your camera, either indoors or outdoors. Using a phone, tablet or camera who can take the most interesting and/or beautiful photograph?
Week Two (1st – 7th March)
EYFS/Key Stage One: Can you draw or make a character from your favourite book?
Key Stage Two: Can you create a poster advertising your favourite book? Most persuasive wins.
Week Three (8th – 14th March)
Singing / Live Music
Send us a short clip of you singing or playing along to either your favourite song or a song that you have written or composed yourself. Most entertaining wins!
Week Four (15th – 21st March)
EYFS/Key Stage One: Can you ask an adult to time you running around the perimeter path or the bowls green at Eureka park? How quickly can you complete one lap of the path?
Week Five (22nd – 29th March)
Using a computer game or programme who can create the most impressive building? This could be in Minecraft, Lego Worlds or any other game that allows you to build structures.
Week Six ( 29th March – 4th April)
Again super simple to finish off the term – get creative with your paint brush/chalks/felt tips or whatever you have access to for drawing at home and create a beautiful piece of art. This doesn’t have to be limited to paper and it can be 2D or 3D!