Good morning! It’s terrific Tuesday! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and the warm weather. DO you know what is the weather like in Africa?
Can you remember what happened in the story Handas’s hen? Use your story sequence to retell the events. Today we want you to write a list of animals that Handa and Akeyo find. Encourage children to sound out the words they want to add to the list. When you have finished your list pick some of the animals and make sentences about each one adding adjectives to describe animals.
Does each sentence make sense? Have you used your Fred fingers to spell words? Have you got finger spaces between your words? Are your letters well formed? Have you got a full stop at the end of each sentence? Is your writing clear and readable?
Lets start off our maths with ordering numbers to 20 independently. It is good to keep revisiting areas of learning. This can be done using the game below.
This week we are going to learn about sharing and halving. The children are going to learn to share between 2 equal groups but this time with even and odd numbers so that it is 'fair' or 'not fair'. You can do this by getting 2 plates or bowls. Give any amount of items to the children it could be cubes, grapes, sweets. Put them in one pile and get the children to count how many are there. One plate is for them one plate is for you, model sharing the objects one on each plate at a time until they run out. Count out loud how many you have and how many they have. Tell the children how many they have and you have and if there is any left over and say that it is fair or not fair For today we are going to focus on odd and even numbers. Repeat this with the children up to the number 20 and get them to complete it independently. Ask the children what they might be able to do when it is 'not fair' and what could they do with the one left over.
Lets finish off our maths lesson by using our number lines we have made for the children to find out one more and one less of any number given.
Today we want you to learn about some of the cultural aspects of Africa.
The first part of the activity is to learn a song. Kye kye kule is a traditional children’s song from Ghana. You can find it here ……
Don’t forget to send us a video showing us how you get on learning it!
Then we are moving onto some traditional African Art. Read through the attached information all about African patterns, why they are important and what they mean. Then have a go at making your own patterns, you could use the African inspiration or go outside and see what is around you to inspire patterns. Your patterns can be drawn, painted. You could use paper, or material. You could try weaving or other various techniques. Enjoy and don’t forget to send us some pictures.