Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Year 4 Learning Challenge

Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes
Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Learning Challenge

September 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted to provide you with the Learning Challenge for the first half of the Autumn Term.
The activities have been split into Basic, Advanced and Deep Learning. This is designed to ensure that children not only acquire factual knowledge but also gain a further understanding about how their new skills or knowledge can be applied to their own lives or be used to further their cognitive and social development.  
The theme of the Learning Challenge for this half of the Autumn Term is “The Romans” It is entirely up to the child whether they select the poem, significant person, music or painting, or a combination of all 4. They can also select the activities that they want to attempt, though we would encourage them to deepen their learning as much as possible.
Although the Learning challenge is entirely optional, and in addition to the daily expectation of 15 minutes reading, 15 minutes times tables rehearsals 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 be grateful if you could encourage this at home. 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 by the individual child.
We thank you again for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

Miss Daly Mr Nicol
Ash Class Teacher Birch Class Teacher
Year 4 Lead

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
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
Produce a piece of art/collage based on how the music makes you feel.

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