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Maths

This week, as usual you have the choice to continue with work from bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons

 

Otherwise, the rest of us will be finishing off our work on fractions.

There will be a challenge everyday for those people who really love maths.

 

DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR TIMES TABLES! THERE ARE MORE TIMES TABLE PRACTICE SHEETS IN THE EXTRA MATHS SECTION.

Challenge

LITERACY

 

For the next few weeks we will be basing our literacy work around some fantastic folk stories from Ghana and the Caribbean.

These stories are based around one particular character, Anansi the Spider, and they are very popular.

 

Before we get started, we would like you to think about your favourite stories.

  • Pick 3 or 4 of your favourite stories
  • What makes them your favourite? Write a list of the things you like about them.
  • Draw a picture of you reading your story in your favourite place or draw the cover for the book version of your favourite story.

 

The Anansi Stories

 

Here is a description of Anansi and the stories about him from the Unicorn Theatre, whose performances are going to be a big part of the Literacy learning this term. Read this with an adult if you can to help you understand some of the words and ideas.

 

Anansi is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is as clever as he is lazy and he loves to prove how smart he is by tricking the people in his village and the animals in the jungle. Drawn from the rich vein of traditional African and Caribbean stories, the legendary Spider tricks, sings and dances his way out of trouble and often right back into it. The Anansi legend originated in Ghana, with the Ashanti tribe. The stories were part of a vibrant oral tradition, recounted from generation to generation, all featuring the central character of Anansi – both human and spider. These stories were carried to the Caribbean with the Transatlantic slave trade, and so Anansi’s ability to outwit and defeat those more powerful than himself has become both a symbol of hope and rebellion. These myths of resistance and subversion have endured and evolved into one of folklore’s most popular characters who although small can outsmart those bigger than himself.

 

Find Ghana on a map or use Google Earth - https://earth.google.com/web/

 

See if you can find some pictures of and facts about .Ghana and imagine what some of the differences between Ghana and the UK might be. 

Draw a table and think about these things:

 

• Climate – the weather

• Landscape or environment

• Vegetation and food

• Wildlife – the kind of animals you might find there

• Language

 

Here is a place to start your search: 

https://multiculturalkidblogs.com/2017/01/06/fun-facts-about-ghana/

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