Out of School Learning
There are many ways to support learning out of school hours.
Along with other Stepney Partnership schools, Smithy Street asks pupils to complete family homework during school holidays.
Each holiday a new theme is used to provide activities for pupils and their families to complete together and bring into school at the start of the half term.
The amazing work produced is shared in class and at school and phase assemblies.
Our 2019 May Half Term Holiday family homework topic can be seen below:
Our 2019 Easter Holiday family homework topic can be seen below along with the commended pieces as judged by our Article 12 ambassadors.
First Place: Hafsa 5L
The garden made by Hafsa in 5L came first place because of the amazing detail and hard work. She has made it with hot glue, bark, plants, grass, rocks, and clay. We chose her because of her realism.
This family homework photographed and reviewed by Saif, Ubiad and Myra.
Second Place: Natasha 5C
We like the papier-mâché egg made by Natasha. She made it using a balloon and special glue. They stuck paper to the balloon and waited a day for it to dry. They drew things over the top using pen. We could see sports, food and famous landmarks!
This family homework photographed and reviewed by Iqram and Ziyad
Third Place: Sidra 4B
Sidra made this hat. She came in third place. We like it because we tested it and it fits Yaqoob. She made it with hot glue. She also made it with fake animals, fake eggs and on top is a chicken. It is bouncy and it has a ribbon on it. The rabbit is eating a carrot!
This family homework was photographed and reviewed by Yaqoob and Fabeha.
Previous Prize Winners
Spring Half Term Holiday Family Homework project on Pirates
First Place: Shafi 4J
We have chosen Shafi’s (4J) ship because it was very realistic and he put lots of effort and detail into it with the help from his dad. He used cardboard for the whole ship. He printed out the Jolly Roger flag and stuck it onto cardboard to make the sails. He used one of his toy figures as a captain and stuck it onto the top platform.
This family homework photographed and reviewed by Ziyad, Yaseera, Yaqoob and Ubaid (Year 4 and Year 3, Article 12 Ambassadors)
Second Place: Kamil RN
We like the treasure box because it has some things inside and it has lots of decoration. It is made out of soft foam. It even has a lock and a key to unlock the treasure from inside! It has a £20 note inside of the treasure box!
This family homework photographed and reviewed by Fabeeha, Yameen, Yusuf and Rayyan (Year 2 and Year 1, Article 12 Ambassadors)
Third Place: Nailah 5C
Nailah spent a long time creating this game. The canvas is stained with tea bags and set to dry to get an old, antique effect. With her parent’s help, she drew the diagram and glued the hooks. On top of that, Nailah made the rings and the grand price of this piece was £3 in total!
This family homework was photographed and reviewed by Nuha, Mira, Imtiyaz and Iqram (Year 5 and Year 6, Article 12 Ambassadors )
Christmas Holiday Family Homework project on Celebrations:
First Place: Khadijah 4B
This Family Homework was made by Khadijah 4B. She used a paper mache balloon and then covered it in blue tissue paper. She stuck coloured paper onto the balloon to make it look like countries. After that, she stuck on and added captions about what celebrations each country had.
We chose this family homework because she put a lot of time and effort into this. She worked with her mum to make this piece of family homework. The countries she chose to write about were Italy, Poland, Brazil, France and England.
This family homework photographed and reviewed by Ziyad and Yaseera (Year 4 Article 12 Ambassadors)
Second Place: Minhaj 5C
Second Place for our family homework is Minhaj (5C). He made this art work with his mother, sister and father. He made this with a cardboard box, green paint, decorative items, and a sponge. This tells you that you don’t need lots of materials to make your family homework. We picked this out because it’s very vibrant and you can see that time was taken to make this.
This family homework was photographed and reviewed by Nuha, Myra , Iqram and Saif (Year 5 and 6 Article 12 Ambassadors )
Third Place: Hafsa RN
It was made by Hafsa in RN class. She used a lot of cardboard and a lot of time making it. She used different coloured paper to decorate it. She first got some pictures and coloured it and stuck it in. It’s telling us about Eid at the bottom. The family homework shows us the order of how to pray and celebrate Eid. We liked it because she coloured it in nicely and it has a lot of detail. We liked the moon part because it’s stuck with beads. We liked the rainbow tree and how they stuck it on with sellotape.
This family homework was photographed and reviewed by Yameen and Fabeha (Year 2 Article 12 Ambassadors)