Week one of the Blue Peter badge challenge – Green Badge

Green badge ‘ Show your saving the planet’.

Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures and  things you make that are about or inspired by the environment, conservation or nature.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/blue-peter-apply-for-a-green-badge

Here are a few ideas as to how you can achieve the Green Blue Peter Badge.

  1. Make a bird feeder,
  2. Create a garden box
  3. Plant some seeds
  4. Build a bug hotel
  5. Ocean crafts
  6. Endangered animal pictures
  7. Make a birds nest
  8. Create a poster linked to Chester Zoo and the impact of COVID 19
  9. Write a letter to David  Attenborough

To apply for a Green badge you must:

  • Be between 6 – 15 years old
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission and ask them to read the Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page
  • Please tell us about what you have done to help the environment or send us something with an environmental theme to earn your Green badge. You could write us a letter to tell us about something you’ve done to help the environment, or a poem or story that has been inspired with a green twist. Perhaps you wish to create an artwork or model or idea for helping our planet, animals or nature.
  • Also include: your full name, your date of birth, your home postal address and postcode (not your school address) and that you are applying for a Green badge
  • Post it to Blue Peter with the correct stamp on it (you’ll need a ‘large letter’ stamp if sending an A4, or to pay for parcel postage if bigger than a letter)

Send your application letter and any other materials to the following address:

Blue Peter

MediaCityUK

Salford

M50 2BH

Alternatively, for a limited time, you can email your application and scanned documents to bluepeter@bbc.co.uk.

Need inspiration?

Why not check out the badge wall segment live on Blue Peter (Thursdays, 5:30pm on CBBC), catch up on BBC iPlayer OR visit the ‘Post of the Week’ page.

What happens when I’ve sent my application?

Thousands of children apply for badges each year and it can take up to 10 weeks for your badge to arrive, so please be patient! If you have any further questions, check out our badge Q&A pages.

 

 

Please note: Current UK government advice advises everyone to stay at home and so for the time being, you will not be able to visit Blue Peter Badge attractions.

Earn a Blue Peter Badge – competition for all!

‘What BP badge should you earn?

If you’re itching to get your hands on a Blue Peter badge, but don’t know where to start, this is the quiz for you! This quiz uses top of the range technology to decipher what BP badge is perfect for you.’

 

Click on the start at the top of the page and this will help you choose a badge to apply for.

 

To apply visit the Blue Peter link below and apply through their page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

There are eight badges you can earn…

Blue badge

Blue badges are awarded for sending in interesting letters, stories, pictures, poems, good ideas for the programme, and for having appeared on Blue Peter.

Once you’ve got a Blue badge you can apply for a Silver badge.

Green badge

Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures and makes that are about the environment, conservation or nature.

 

Silver badge

Silver badges are awarded to Blue badge holders who go on to make an extra effort. For example, if you won a Blue badge for an interesting letter or email, you could win a Silver badge by sending us something different such as a make, picture or a poem.

Fan Club badge

Purple Fan Club badges are awarded for joining the Blue Peter fan club and answering some questions about the show and the website.

Music badge

The Music badge is a very special badge, designed by superstar Ed Sheeran. It’s awarded to those who show off their passion for music by learning a new instrument or being part of a musical performance.

Sport badge

The Sport badge is awarded for getting active and trying a sport or physical activity that you have never tried before. Each year a new limited edition badge is released that is only available during the summer. This means you can collect a new Sport badge every single year!

Applications for 2020 are open now and will close in late September 2020. Due to current circumstances, earning your Sport badge is a little different this year, so remember to read all the instructions.

Orange badge

Orange badges are given to winners and runners up of Blue Peter competitions. To have a chance of winning one of these badges you have to enter a Blue Peter competition, which only run during certain times in the year. For more information on competitions and whether a competition is open or not visit the  competition page.

Gold badge

Gold badges are very rare indeed. Each year only a few are awarded in exceptional circumstances for outstanding achievements, for example being solely responsible for saving someone’s life, or showing amazing and unique bravery, courage and citizenship. (You must already have at least one of the other badges).

On very rare occasions, extraordinary adults can also be awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge. Recipients are high profile personalities who are considered to be role models, inspiring the nation’s children.

MORE INFORMATION:

Watch Blue Peter live on Thursdays at 5:30pm on CBBC and iPlayer and join the Blue Peter Fan Club Live Chat every Thursday 5:30 – 6:30pm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter

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Home Learning – Art Lesson 6 Colour Monster

Hi everyone! Welcome back to your Art lessons online. I hope you have fun drawing along with the artist today.

Ceramic Artist James DeRosso . TV | OPB

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to draw and create little monsters. We are also going to learn a little bit more about the different type of colours and their names.

Bat Flop | ART Elements GalleryA Monster Party in the Art Room...James DeRosso inspired Monsters ...

You don’t have to copy my drawings exactly, for this lesson if you want to change the colours on your colour wheel or how your monster looks that’s fine, it is your art! If you don’t have the same resources at home don’t worry, just use what you have.

Home learning – Art Lesson on Tall Birds with Salvador Dali

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to draw his dreams, Salvador Dali. These pictures can look strange and sometimes very funny. I hope this lesson helps you to see the fun in Art and you can have a little giggle with as well!

Salvador Dali - 1162 artworks - painting

You don’t have to copy the drawings exactly, for this lesson you might want to change the animal that you add your long legs too or maybe you want your animal to have long arms, it is your art!

Salvador Dalí: Painting "Les Elephants", (1948) framed - ars mundiDo you think Salvador Dali was a great artist or just a showman ...

If you don’t have the same resources at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own.

The Persistence of Memory Painting By Salvador Dali - Reproduction ...

I hope you have fun drawing and painting along with the artist.

Home learning – Art Lesson Illustrating and Dreaming with Quentin Blake


In today’s lesson we are inspired by an illustrator who has drawn pictures for lots of children’s books. I think you might recognise some of them! It’s also a time for you to think about your dreams, big or small.

BBC - Quentin Blake on working with a big friendly giant

As we are staying in and staying safe, now might be the perfect time to think of something that you would love to do one day, or maybe even start on your dream today!

Quentin Blake: Roald Dahl rewrote the BFG because of my drawings ...

You don’t have to copy thedrawings exactly, for this lesson you might want to change the character and you will definitely want to add in your own dream, it is your art!

Coronavirus: Quentin Blake makes rainbows to raise pots of gold ...

If you don’t have the same resources as the artist at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own.

I hope you have fun drawing and painting along with the artist!

Home Learning – Art Lesson Desert Doodles

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to doodle on everything, Sam Cox.

Cass Art Interview | Sam Cox (The Doodle Man) - Pick up a pen and ...

You don’t have to copy the drawings exactly, for this lesson if you want to change the desert images or the colours that’s fine, it is your art!

The Kooky Drawings of Sam Cox | Scene360

If you don’t have the same resources as the artist at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own for this lesson.

The Doodle Man: Artist interview with Sam Cox | Cass Art

I hope you have fun drawing or painting along.

Home Learning – Thursday 7th May

Good morning Earl’s Hill! I hope you are all well!

Today’s I would like you to plan Snail’s next trip! He really wants to go and see more of the world. Whale is busy so he can’t take him. Think of an animal who can travel and that the snail can ride on.

  1. Draw a picture of the snail and the new animal travelling together.
  2. Tell me who the animal is and why they would be perfect for the snail to travel with.
  3. Write down four new places that they would travel to together and why they would go there.

Yesterday we practised using the word “because” in our sentences. Try writing it today!

Reception Maths

Today the children will be looking at different ways of making 10 again. You will be using a paper boat and sails to show this.

You will need some paper shapes. You will need 12 triangles, each with a number 0-10. You will need two with 5 on them. You will need a shape that represents a boat, which has a number 10 written on it and a long thin rectangle. You will also need 10 counters or coins.

Ask your child to build the boat and choose two triangles for sails. Use counters to check if the total adds up to 10. If it does, children write the calculation out. This example would be written as 2 + 8 = 10.

How many ways of making 10 can your child find?

If your child struggles to find ways of making 10, they can simply use this as an addition activity. Turn the boat shape over so there is no number showing. Your child can select any two numbers for the sails and use counters to work out the total. This example shows 5+1 = 6

Here is the Year 1 sheet: Week 3 Lesson 4