It was another absolutely fantastic week of inspired and creative 'Taskmaster' work in the week before half term. Thanks to all of your entries, I was taken on a tour around some of the most iconic landmarks the world has to offer. Check out some of the amazing creations below!
Certificates will be waiting for all the designers who this week created famous landmarks out of anything they could find - which included gingerbread, 3D printing and pens and pencils! From Stonehenge to the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Great Walll of China (and lots more!) it was a real week to remember for the 'Taskmaster' judges.
Well done to everybody - and especially those entries pictured below that show some of my favourite creations!
The overall winner this week, with a superbly detailed and imaginative version of the Colosseum (in Rome) made from corks, was Aiden from Year Five. What a great idea! I love it! Special shout out too, to Maddy's (Foundation Stage) gingerbread Eiffel Tower which all of the judges thought was absolutely amazing too! Well done!
Aiden's (Y5) winning entry - the Colosseum made out of corks!
Ali's (Y3) fantastic designs of the London Eye and the Shard!
Bethan's (Y3) fabulous Stonehenge design!
Fiona's (Y2) brilliant Taj Mahal design!
Lucy's (Y4) wonderful Stonehenge design!
Noah's (Y3) Minecraft inspired Big Ben design!
Praison's (Y2) amazing Taj Mahal construction!
Sophia (Y4) recreated the Great Wall of China in her house!
Arthur's (Y2) fantastic Leaning Tower of Pisa design!
Evelyn's (EYFS) brilliant design of 'Pride Rock' from the Lion King!
What a week of amazing entries into the 'Taskmaster' Beans on Toast Challenge! Surely the best week yet!
Take some time to have a look at all of the fabulous 'Michelin Star' quality dishes served up in the photos below. Well done to everyone who took part - all of your creations put a massive smile on my face during a very busy week! Thank you! You will all receive a 'Taskmaster' certificate once we return to school.
Is was almost impossible to select an overall winner... but in the end, Victoria's (EYFS) beans on toast with poached egg, avocado, Parma ham, mushrooms and more won the 'Michelin Star' prize. Well done Victoria! Check out her amazing dish below.
Victoria's 'Michelin Star' beans on toast!
Aiden's (Y5) beans on toast
Ali's (Y3) beans on toast
Bethan's (Y3) beans on toast
Cameron's (EYFS) beans on toast
Charlotte's (Y5) beans on toast
Elisabetta's (Y1) beans on toast
Enid's (Y1) beans on toast
Fiona's (Y2) beans on toast
Florence's (Y2) beans on toast
Isobel's (Y4) beans on toast
Lily's (Y5) beans on toast
Lucy's (Y4) beans on toast
Minty's (Y1) beans on toast
Praison's (Y2) beans on toast
Zahra's (Y1) beans on toast
w/b 4th May - VE Day 75th Anniversary
A huge well done to all of you who took part in the 'VE Day 75th Anniversary' Taskmaster Challenge last week! It was fantastic to see so many of you baking, sewing, bunting-making, poster-drawing and much more! I hope you all enjoyed finding out about VE Day with your family - well done!
Please see the photos below for some of the brilliant work that was shared with us. All entries will earn a 'Taskmaster' certificate when we return to school.
The overall 'winner' for this week was Minty (Y1) who researched and baked a 1940s recipe for Condensed Milk Cake that was first published in The Ministry of Food leaflet 21, "Making the Most of Sugar". Great work!
Minty (Y1) and the fabulous Condensed Milk Cake!
Ali (Y3) sewed his own Union Jack flag
Enid's (Y1) VE Day poster - with carrot cake!
Griffin's (Y1) VE Day poster - featuring spitfires!
Olivia's (Y1) brilliant Spitfire model and accompanying research.
Fiona's (Y2) VE Day poster!
Lucy's (Y4) fantastic research on LS Lowry and work inspired by him!
Noah (Y3) designing his VE Day poster on his tablet.
Evie-Jean (Y1) made her own VE Day bunting and medals out of air-drying clay.
Lucy (Y1) and Jessica (Y2) made a lemon drizzle cake decorated with VE Day inspired bunting!
Logan's (Y6) VE Day poster
Olivia (Y3) made VE Day themed oat cakes which she delivered to her neighbour!
Bethan (Y3) made a fantastic 'Peace Poppy' VE Day poster.
w/b 27th April - The Game of Chess
The ‘Chess Piece’ Taskmaster Challenge was perhaps the most tricky so far but that did not stop some fantastic ideas. All of the entries are pictured below – well done to everyone who took part!
The ‘Taskmaster Rule Book’ has been torn up and all nine entrants have been declared joint winners this week – the creativity was amazing! Have a look below at chess sets made from different foods, inspired by football, school superheroes, lego, 3D printing and more! Great work ESJ!
Our winners are…
Thomas (Y6) + Elizabeth (Y4)
Enid (Y1) + Griffin (Y1)
Enid's (Y1) edible chess pieces and board!
Griffin's (Y1) Man City v Man Utd football chess set!
Thomas (Y6) + Elizabeth (Y4) bake an amazing chess piece and board cake!
Bethan's (Y3) 'Hatchimals' chess piece set!
Noah (Y3) turned his family into 'virtual' chess pieces!
Ali (Y3) used a 3D printer to create his own chess pieces! Wow!
Laurie (Y3) designed an ESJ 'Superhero' set of chess pieces!
Fiona's (Y2) lego chess pieces and board!
Lucy's (Y4) fantastic cup cake chess pieces + board!
Taskmaster Challenge - Week 3
w/b 20th April - 'Super-Sized Objects'
Another week of amazing entries into the 'Taskmaster' challenge. There were so many brilliant 'super-sized' entries - take a look below at just some of them!
This week, there were two 'joint' overall winners...
- Evie'Jean's (Y1) amazing use of the 'forced perspective' photography technique
- Jessica (Y2) and Lucy's (Y1) super-sized information book about their guinea pigs
Well done to all our entrants though, each of whom will receive a special 'Taskmaster Certificate' once we return to school. Some fo the best are included below for you to see and admire!
You have blown us away again with your creativity - well done!
Jessica (Y2) + Lucy (Y1) making the super-size book!
Jessica (Y2) + Lucy (Y1) show off the front cover!
Jessica (Y2) + Lucy (Y1) show the inside pages!
Evie-Jean's (Y1) super-sized cup!
Evie-Jean's (Y1) super-sized pencil!
Evie-Jean's (Y1) super-sized satsuma!
Noah's (Y3) super-sized food!
Noah's (Y3) super-sized food!
Lucy's (Y4) super-sized (and to scale) ruler!
Fiona's (Y2) super-sized meal!
Evelyn's fantastic super-sized lolly!
Aiden's super-detailed, super-sized ruler!
w/b 30th March - 'Posh Bear'
Thank you to everyone who entered the 'Taskmaster' challenge in the week before the Easter break!
Posh Bear is certainly going to be looking more 'Deputy-Head-like' than ever with all of the amazing offices, equipment, clothes and accessories that you designed for him. Take a look through just some of the fantastic entries below.
Our weekly 'winner' for this challenge was Bethan from Year 3 who designed and built an amazing office work centre for Posh Bear. Well done Bethan! The photos below show just how creative Bethan was - all the work her own (supervised by an adult for safety and guidance!). Posh Bear is looking forward to visiting you in your classroom when we return to school in the future.
Well done to everyone who entered - certificates will be awarded to you when we are back at school together.
Bethan at work
Bethan at work
Bethan at work
The finished design!
The finished design!
Ali (Y3) desk and accessories
Charlie (Y3) desk and office equipment
Enid (Y1) - painting for Posh Bear's wall
Fiona's (Y2) outfit for Posh Bear
Griffin (Y1) made a camera for Posh Bear
Holly (Y1) made a Sleeping Corner for Posh Bear!
Leo (EYFS) designed an office for Posh Bear
Lucy (Y1) designed a work space/office for Posh Bear
Megan designed and made a desk and outfit!
Mia (Y3) designed and made this amazing outfit!
Noah (Y3) designed and made a Man/Bear Cave for Posh Bear!
w/b 23rd March - Lego Build
A massive well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the Taskmaster Challenge to design part or all of Ely St. John's School out of lego!
There were so many great constructions with amazing creativity and accuracy - we've been blown away by your talents!
Please do scroll down the page to see just some of the fantastic entries.
Everyone who entered will receive a limited edition ESJ 'Taskmaster Challenge' certificate once we are all back at school.
It was really hard to chose a 'winner' - but 1st Prize goes to a team effort from Lewis (Y6) and Bella (Y4) for their design below of the whole school site!
Lewis and Bella win two Fridays worth of guaranteed entry to our school Friday lunch-time 'Lego Construction Club' with Mr. Killick (the club is normally invitation only as it's so popular!) when we're back at school.
Well done again everybody!
Lewis (Y6) + Bella (Y4) - The ESJ building, field and outdoor areas!
Owen's (Y2) classroom design
Mya's (Y6) school hall design
Chloe's (Y4) EJ panda design
Logan's (Y6) EJ panda design
Hordiy's (Y5) school building design
Jasmine's (Y6) new school music room design
Daniel's (EYFS) design of Miss Lloyd's classroom
Bethan's (Y3) classroom design
Claudia's (Y2) school campus deisign
Aaron's (Y3) school office design
Ben's (Y2) classroom building design
Ollie's (Y4) school building design
Evie-Jean's (Y1) design of Mrs Dronuik's classroom
Lucy's (Y4) school playground + building
Fiona's (Y2) classroom design
Henry's (Y5) classroom table design
Edward's (Y1) school building design
Noah's (Y3) classroom design
Ali's (Y3) school allotment design
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