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Welcome to our Summer Learning Challenge 2017!

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It’s really easy to get involved with our summer learning challenge – there are lots of really fun challenges to choose from.

First of all is our Summer Themes challenge – 26 challenges split across 5 themes. Don’t panic – we don’t want you to try all ¬†of them this summer. But maybe stretch those learning muscles to try and complete one challenge a week during the holidays.

If you manage to complete two activities from a section or theme or one of the big summer challenges you’ll receive a special certificate. If you manage to complete two activities from each section and a big summer challenge project then you’ll receive a prize!

Homework challenge 2018

There’s also the fantastic ‘Animal Agents’ summer reading challenge running at Barnsley Libraries. Register at your local library and read six books through the summer holidays – that’s just one a week. They can be any books at all – joke books, fact books, funny books or stories. As you read the books you’ll receive loads of great prizes and rewards including bookmarks, collectors cards, stickers and more. It’s totally free to take part – just call into your local library to register.


For every learning challenge you complete, we want to know all about it!

Use the form below to tell us all about the learning challenges you’ve completed this summer. You can even upload a picture of yourself completing the challenge! We’d love to see and hear about how you are keeping those learning muscles strong through the long holiday.

Tell us about your completed challenges here!

Fill in the form below to tell us all about the learning challenges that have been keeping you busy this summer.
  • Tell us which challenge you have completed. Don't forget to put your name in the title too!
  • Tell us all about the challenge you completed
  • Upload a picture of your challenge

Name: Joel t shirt

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read? Designed own T shirt

Where did you do it? Home

Who else was involved? No one

What did you enjoy? Colouring

What did you find tricky? T shirt moving when I wrote on it

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge? Persevering muscles

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?

Would you do it again? What would you do differently? Different colour t shirt

Mayon Jayawickrama – Year 3JM I have completed my summer holiday home learning challenges. They are listed below. SPORTS CHALLENGE- 1. Played a competitive sport as part of a team (played karate) 2. Try whole day activity (bike ride) NATURE CHALLENGE – 1. Made a bug hotel 2. Climbed a tree SEASIDE CHALLENGE – 1. Build a sand castle 2. Made my own ice lollies WATER CHALLENGE 1. Make a paper boat and sail it – 2. Blow bubbles! BIG CHALLENGE Completed the animal agents summer reading challenge Learned to swim

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read? I have completed the animal agents summer reading challenge. I read 1) Nurse Clementine 2) Amazing science sound. 3) light and sound 4) read about texture 5) colour 6) room on the broom

Where did you do it? In the library and home

Who else was involved? My mum and dad

What did you enjoy? I enjoyed reading all the books

What did you find tricky? Some difficult words

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge? When I read I tried to sound the words correctly.

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?
Literacy skills helped me to complete the challenge

Would you do it again? What would you do differently? I will do it again and try and write down all the difficult words.

Reuben & Rosanna ice cube sculpture

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?
Make an ice cube sculpture
Where did you do it?
In the kitchen
Who else was involved?
Mum & Jemima
What did you enjoy?
Making a sculpture and getting wet
What did you find tricky?
Getting the ice cubes to stay together and not slip, Rosanna came up with the idea of using cocktail sticks to fix the ice cubes together.
Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?
perseverance, collaboration, distilling
Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?
maths, counting ice cubes and timing how long it took to melt.
Would you do it again? What would you do differently?
Yes, but next time we wouldn’t time how long it takes for the ice sculpture to melt. We ended up with a big puddle of water on the floor!

My name is Jake Ireland I have completed lots of the home learning challenges. I have completed 3 sport challenges,the obstacle course,game of slut fox, I played football with my team Shaw lane,and spent a whole day walking by the seaside. I did 2 nature challenges I climbed a climbing wall a frame and a tree, I also went camping with my dad . I did 2 seaside challenges, i built a sandcastle with a flag in and painted my own pebble paperweight. I did 2 water challenges I made a paper boat and sailesailed it and I had a water fight with my dad. I completed 3 big challenge tasks I learned to swim,I learned a lot of new skills like canoeing climbing roller skating, archery. And finally I decided to make them all into my own illustrated scrap book

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?

Where did you do it?
I really enjoyed doing these challenges with my family. I really enjoyed making my book it looks cool and is full of good memormemem
Who else was involved?

What did you enjoy?

What did you find tricky?

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?

Would you do it again? What would you do differently?

Big Challange – Animal Agent Summer Reading

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?
Reading. 6 books

Where did you do it? At library and home

Who else was involved? Mum

What did you enjoy?
Reading about Pokemon

What did you find tricky?
Some of the names of Pokemon

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?
Perseverance

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?
Reading with mum

Would you do it again? What would you do differently? Might do.

Animal Agents Reading Challenge – Freddie M

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?
I did the Animal Agents Reading Challenge
Where did you do it?
At home and the Library
Who else was involved?
Just me.
What did you enjoy?
I loved reading different books, but liked the Ricky Ricotta books best.
What did you find tricky?
some new words.
Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?
perserverance.
Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?
Reading.
Would you do it again? What would you do differently? I can’t wait to read more books by Dav Pilkey.

I read a book.

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?
I joined the animal agents summer reading challenge and the books that I have read so far are Robin Hood , Bravo Mr Shakespeare, Peter and the Wolf, Puss in boots and Elsie and the Magic biscuit tin.
Where did you do it?
From the centerel Library.
Who else was involved?
My two younger brothers.
What did you enjoy?
I enjoyed going to get new books to read at home.
What did you find tricky?
Nothing really.
Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?
Definitely my pesevirance muscle because I needed to work hard to finish the book that I was reading.
Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?
I think it would be literacy skills.
Would you do it again? What would you do differently?
I would like to do it again and yes I will do it differently.


Seaside

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read?
Seaside built a sand castle and I have been playing pirates

Where did you do it? Cleethorpes and home

Who else was involved? Dad and Tom

What did you enjoy? Making pirate noises and sword fighting

What did you find tricky?

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?
Imagination playing pirates

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?

Would you do it again? What would you do differently? Yes do it again

Animal agents reading challenge. Amelia Risk.

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read? The animal agents reading challenge.

Where did you do it? The library

Who else was involved? My mummy

What did you enjoy? Reading lot of books.

What did you find tricky? Reading some tricky words.

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge? Perseverance

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge? Reading

Would you do it again? Yes

What would you do differently? No

A full day activity- Maisie arnold

What challenge did you do/Which book did you read? A full day activity – we got a peddle car and explored alcudia

Where did you do it? On holiday in alcudia

Who else was involved? Mummy daddy and Ronnie

What did you enjoy? Not having to walk

What did you find tricky? Nothing ( mummy and daddy did the peddling)

Which learning muscles did you stretch in order to complete the challenge?

Which literacy or maths skills helped you complete the challenge?

Would you do it again? What would you do differently? Me and Ronnie would try to reach the peddles so we can have a go