Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Summer Learning Challenge Year 5

Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted to provide you with the Learning Challenge for the second half of the Summer Term. The activities are split into Basic, Advanced and Deep Learning. This allows us to look at learning at Mead, and 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 the second half of the Summer Term  is ‘Who’s the greatest woman of all time?’ 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 homework 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 for you to 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.
Should you have any problems regarding this, or any other issue, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you again for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

The year 5 team.

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.

Person: Amelia Earhart

Painting: Bridget Riley Fall 1963

Music: Aretha Franklin ‘I Say a Little Prayer’

Poem Carol Ann Duffy

The Look 
The heron's the look of the river.
The moon's the look of the night.
The sky's the look of forever.
Snow is the look of white.

The bees are the look of the honey.
The wasp is the look of pain.
The clown is the look of funny.
Puddles are the look of rain.

The whale is the look of the ocean.
The grave is the look of the dead.
The wheel is the look of motion.
Blood is the look of red.

The rose is the look of the garden.
The girl is the look of the school.
The snake is the look of the Gorgon.
Ice is the look of cool.

The clouds are the look of the weather.
The hand is the look of the glove.
The bird is the look of the feather.
You are the look of love.

Carol Ann Duffy