Monday, 29 April 2019

Year 3 - Learning Challenge Summer 1

Year 3 Learning Challenge

Summer 1

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Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted to provide you with the Year 3 Learning Challenge for this half of the Summer Term.

It is entirely up to your child whether they select the poem or music or a combination of both. They

can also select the activities that they want to attempt, though we would encourage them to be ambitious

and to deepen their learning as much as possible.

Although the Learning Challenge is entirely optional, and is in addition to the daily expectation of

15 minutes’ reading, 15 minutes’ times tables rehearsal and 15 minutes’ spellings practice,

we have found that a large proportion of children have voluntarily taken up the challenge and have

gained a great deal from it. We would therefore greatly appreciate your encouragement to participate.

The children will receive a special Learning Challenge certificate at the end of the half term on completion

of a project that shows a significant level of effort and challenge undertaken.

Should you have any problems regarding this, or any other issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Taylor and Mr Nicol

Poem - ‘War Child’ by Tim Kitchen
War Child.

Little girl, trying to sleep in your bed
don’t listen to the sound of the bombs nearby
just close your eyes and try not to cry
and let your brother sing you a lullaby.

And don’t listen to the noise of the guns
as the bullets flash by your door, don’t cry
just think of the peace found in sleep
while your brother sings you a lullaby.

Little girl, as you sleep in your bed
when you dream, try not to dream of the day
when soldiers came with their guns
and took your father away.

And when you wake up to a new day
looking for the sun, through the dust and smoke
try to find some hope in that terrible place
as you and your brother strive to cope.

Little girl, war is the world of grown ups
and there is nothing you can do
even if you tell them of your fear and sorrow
no one will listen to you.

But when the war is over and done
and you no longer hear an exploding shell
maybe your young life will be a better place
more like Heaven and less like Hell.

Piece of music - ‘Radetzky March, Op. 228’ by Johann Strauss Sr

Y3/4 Tasks
Learn it off by heart
Find out 10 facts about the painting/artist
Draw a portrait of the person
Listen to a piece of music
Find another poem by the poet
Produce a collage of other paintings by the artist
Produce a timeline of their life
Identify the instruments.
Create a performance as part of a pair/group
Draw a picture in similar style
Produce a poster to advertise their achievements
Research the life of the composer.
Write a short biography about the poet
Transform the medium of the painting: use collage instead of painting
Write a letter asking them about their life
Attempt to recreate the piece of music
Write your own poem inspired by the topic
Use the image as a stimulus for 100WC
Explain how the world would be without this person
A mind map of different emotions you feel at various points in the piece
Compare and contrast two poems by the poet
Describe what the painting: what it represents, how it makes you feel, what it is based on
Give five reasons for and against why they should be in ‘The Hall of Fame’
Produce a piece of art/collage based on how the music makes you feel.

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