Monday, 31 October 2016

Year 3 Learning Challenge- Autumn 2

Year 3 Learning Challenge Autumn 2

Who first lived in Britain?

Below is the significant person, painting, piece of music and poem which are related to this half term's themes - Who first lived in Britain? and  The Human Body.

It would be brilliant to see as many completed projects as possible in Year 3!

Significant Person

Rosalind Franklin






‘The Cave Paintings of Lascaux, France’


Radetzky March, Op. 228’ by Johann Strauss Sr


 ‘Stonehenge’ by Brian Moses

I remember Stonehenge
in the days where you could still
get close to the stones.
I remember being there, seeing their bulk
and feeling their solid substance.
It was the past brought close,
I could hear the tick of time,
the heartbeat of history.

If only the stones were transmitters,
they could broadcast their story,
answer the ‘whys’ of Stonehenge,
why Salisbury Plain gained
such a monument, why it was built,
was it temple or tomb?

It only we could summon solutions
from the sky, the clouds, the hills,
from those witnesses to the march
of these monoliths, to their positioning
and their raising.

And if only we knew who built this circle,
who mourned the winter sun
as the solstice darkened the day.
Did they ever imagine the puzzle
they were leaving behind?

And I wonder again at the thread
between present and past,
at all those who have stood
by these stones, hoping to hear
some sort of message
to the living from the dead,
so one of history’s mysteries
might be solved at last.

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