/assets/Uploads/Braille-Challenge-Bexley.pdfAbout Children's University Challenges
Our Children's University Challenges provide CU Learners with learning activities and experiences which can be completed at home.
We have a range of Challenges to suit all ages and interests.
Each activity has an allocated number of Learning Credits.
These Learning Credits will be awarded by either:
the CU Membership School your child attends; or
the Essex Children's University Manager.
You will be asked to submit evidence of the challenge that your child has completed (in our experience photographs of all learning activities works best).
If your child has a Provisional Passport to Learning and you are looking for additional pages, please click here:
Looking for a fun learning challenge to do?
Have a look at our programme Children's University Club Challenges. You can do this by clicking here.
To claim your Credits, follow the guidance on each challenge.
January 2021 - Challenge Sheet 2: Week 11th January 2021
This week we are challenging our learners to complete: string printing; learn more about Braille and read it too; celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day; Complete investigations on sound, vibrations and pitch with Dr Jo Science; With a theme of community safety and wellbing we set a What3Words challenge too. Click here for the challenge activities
Braille Challenge - click here
Winnie the Pooh - click here
Dr Jo Science - click here
January 2021 - Challenge Sheet 1: Week 4th January 2021
As we start 2021 with a new lockdown, here are some ideas to keep your Children's University Learners busy, learning and having fun at the same time. I will be creating a challenge sheet every week. I hope your learner enjoys the ideas shared this week. Click here for the Challenge Activities.
Winter Challenge 2020 With a Winter Scavenger Hunt, Science with Dr Jo, Craft Challenge, Tiny Treasure Hunt, RSPB Big Garden Watch 2021, Winter Biscuits, Winter Mini Challenge or Stargazer, there's plenty to keep our Children's University learners busy this Winter. Click here for the Winter Challenge.
Discover Arts Award - May 2020
Taking part in Discover Arts Award will earn 4 Learning Stamps for the Passport to Learning and CU Learners will also be presented with an Arts Award Certificate.
With thanks to Emma Jenkins at Kent Children's University and Julie Neville at Arts Award for all their support in developing this.
14th April 2020
Our Learning Destinations have been busy creating home learning challenges which are eligible for Children's University Learning Stamps.
With challenges from Woodbridge Tide Mill, Invisible Cities, Essex Police Museum and Firstsite we think there's something for everybody.
Ideas to Inspire
Perfect for February half term
We are living in slightly unusual times and CU Learners will be spending more time at home.
We have created this Bumper Children's University Challenge which we hope will give you ideas for activities.
More Challenges will be created and posted here over the coming weeks.
Keeping Safe Online
As a CEOP Ambassador I am able to share with you resources and home learning sheets which, in times when children are likely to be spending more time online, I thought these would be a great way for them to learn more about ways to keep themselves and all of their personal information safe.
For parents there are also helpful guides.
We often don't know as much as we think.
As with all the information with you, none of this is compulsory, but all activities completed will receive Learning Stamps in the usual way.
For each of these completed challenges CU Learners will receive 1.5 hours of Learning Stamp credit.
- Suitable for children aged 4 to 5
- Suitable for children aged 5 to 7
- Suitable for children aged 8 to 10
- Suitable for children aged 11 to 13
- Suitable for children aged 14+