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Tuesday 28th April

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Continuing with capacity, find two containers around the house that you 'estimate' (remember, "a really good guess") will hold the same amount of water. 

Now test the idea! Use a smaller container (egg cup?) to scoop out the water and count how much each container holds. Remember to make it a 'fair' test by filling to the top. 

 

 

2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Using the PowerPoint (date indicated in the top right corner), look at the photographs of a traditional African home - there's lots of discussion and comparisons to be made here! On plain paper for the information book, write the title 'African homes'.

Foxes Group - draw a picture of a traditional African home and label what each part of the house is made of. Write two sentences about your drawing.

Rabbits Group - draw a picture of a traditional African home and with support, label each part of the house. Adult - ask your child to tell you all about their drawing and scribe their thoughts. 

 

 

3. The Daily Five - Outside Time

Using sticks, make your own African home. Put the sticks upright in a circle to create the walls. What materials can you find to make the roof? You could add a little bed and fire for the kitchen area. Mix mud (try to get the right consistency!) to add to the stick walls. 

 

Build these somewhere in the garden where they will be safe - we will be adding bits to the house this week. 

 

  I would love to see some photographs on Class Dojo! 

 

 

4. The Daily Five - Project

Using the PowerPoint (see the date in the top right corner), talk about the two different the photographs of the two different seasons in the African Savanna. Paint a picture of the savanna in the rainy season - it must include a tree! Think carefully about the colour of the sky and the colour of the grass.

 

 

5. The Daily Five - Reading

Keep going with revising the digraph flashcards. They will form the basis for literacy in Year 1 and beyond....an invaluable use of time! One of the best ways to learn them is to pin them up where they can be seen everyday, several times a day (maybe next to the dinner table!). 

 

Here's a game to continue practising recognising Phase 3 digraphs, click here. You will need to allow Flash and log-in using the username: march 20 and password: home. 

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