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Eisteddfod Tasks

Eisteddfod Tasks


Below is our suggested timetable and description of tasks for the whole week but you may choose to change the work around if you wish but please note that our live lessons in the afternoon will be giving hints and tips for the tasks on the days as per the timetable.  It is definitely worth you looking at the design task in advance though as you will need to collect materials across the week.


All Eisteddfod work should not be emailed to teachers but saved into the relevant folder as a document which has your full name in the title – see the instructions below for how to do this.






Copy out the words of the poem ‘Penguin Parade’ (which is found in the documents below) in your neatest handwriting. This can be done just on a page of your Home Learning book or a piece of paper. You don’t have to decorate your work but it would be nice if you did. Make sure that you write as neatly as you can.


 In our live lesson we will remind you of some hints and tips for great handwriting and presentation and discuss what we mean by ‘decorate your work’.


Art – Day 1

Year 4 will be looking at the work of Welsh artist Carissa Tanton.

For this work you will only need paper and a pencil/pen but may add colour if you wish.

There is a PowerPoint below for full details.

In this lesson we would encourage you just to experiment with patterns before moving on to your final competition entry tomorrow.


In the live lesson today we will look through the PowerPoint together and discuss Carissa’s work.  We will look at the techniques used and share some ideas for different types of patterns and different outlines that we could use.


Poetry Writing

Your poem can be in any style (haiku, limerick, rhyming poem…) but it must be one you have made up. 

Poems do not have to rhyme and it is the way you use words that will be judged. Don’t worry about spelling mistakes or doing perfect handwriting, just share your ideas. 

You have free choice from these 4 titles: 



My Hero 

If I Were a Dragon 

The Last Daffodil 


Your poem can be any length. 


In the live lesson today we will explore these titles in more depth and share our thoughts and ideas.  We’ll also recap a poetry toolkit.

Art – Day 2

In this lesson you will need to copy an outline, section it and fill it with different patterns (see the powerPoint to remind yourself).

In the live lesson we will discuss our final decisions on outlines, share some of the patterns that we cae up with yesterday and maybe start the final work all together.


Story Writing – Day 1

For this competition, you need to write a short story (no more than 500 words) with the title A penguin in the playground 

You will need to plan, edit and check your story before you send it in. 


Your story can be hand written or typed.


In the live lesson today we will be discussing how to plan your story and will share some ideas and inspirations.  Some helpful planning tools have been included in the documents below.


Community Champion

Think of something that you and other people could do to make your community better.

It might be a litter-pick or a fund-raising event, or helping people who can’t go out much.

Choose one idea and present your idea in a way that could be displayed outdoors in your area.


You could make a poster or a leaflet or maybe you have a better idea.


Make your item and be sure to include details of the activity and how people can get involved.


This is only an imaginary activity for the Eisteddfod – don’t try to organise real events in your neighbourhood unless you do it with an adult.


In the live lesson today we will discuss ideas of being a ‘Community Champion’ and also our ideas of how we might present our final idea in a creative way.


Story Writing – Day 2

In the live lesson today we will check on progress of stories so far and will give some help on editing and improving your work.

Design – Day 1

You are going to make a model of a penguin!


You should be able to do the task with things you have at home but you might need some sticky tape or glue. The best sort of tape is masking tape because it is paper so you can colour or paint over it. If you don’t have a milk carton, a box could also be used.


You don’t have to colour your model if you don’t have colours or paints at home.


There are some pictures below of one possible way of using junk modelling to create a penguin.  You don’t have to use this method, you could do something completel different.


In the live lesson today we will discuss what resources we have at home and how we could use them to make a model.


Poetry Performance

Learn the ‘Penguin Parade’ poem (the same one we used for handwriting) and either video yourself or make a sound recording – phone clips are fine.

Try to use your voice, sound effects or actions to make your performance interesting, funny or scary.

Your video or sound clip will not be shared with anyone except school staff.


In our live lesson we will discuss how to ‘perform’ a poem and demonstrate this to you

Design – Day 2

In the live lesson today we will check in our progress so far.  We will all help to troubleshoot any issues people might be having.

Instructions for Uploading Your Work


A folder called ‘Eisteddfod Entries’ has been shared with you.  You will have received an email telling you this.

Once you have completed an entry digitally (on Word or PowerPoint etc) or have taken a picture of it, you will need to upload it into the shared folder by following these instructions:

  1. Log on to Hwb on whatever device the work or photo is on
  2. Go to Microsoft Office 365
  3. Open up OneDrive (it has a cloud symbol and is usually on the left hand side of the screen). 
  4. Go to ‘Shared’ which is usually on the left, then find the ‘Eisteddfod Entries’ folder.
  5. Inside that folder are different folders for each entry Eg Art / Design / Story Writing etc. Open the folder of whichever entry you want to upload.
  6.  Click ’Upload’, then ‘Files’ and find the piece of work or photograph on your device.
  7. Once your work has uploaded you must check that it has your name in the title.  If it doesn’t, select the work by clicking the tick next to it, then select ‘Rename’ and change the title to your full name.