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Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning Mars Class!

Here are your lessons for today:

Maths warm up. Place value. Draw a place value grid on a piece of paper. Think of the number five hundred and three. Draw counters to represent the number of hundreds, tens and ones. See example in photo below. Now draw five more place value grids and fill them with counters to represent the following numbers:

four hundred and two

seven hundred and six

five hundred and six

eight hundred and nine

six hundred and one

Maths main. Mental calculations. Complete the activity Choose a Strategy. Look at the calculations in the grid. Choose the ones which require a formal written method and calculate the answers. Then choose an appropriate strategy for the calculations that are left. See PowerPoint below.

English. Anansi stories have been told for centuries by parents and grandparents to children eager to hear of his mischievous ways. It is believed these stories originated in Ghana, Africa and are part of the long oral tradition of the Ashanti people. The word Anansi is a word from the Akan (also known as Twi and Fante) language, which simple means ‘spider.’

Read some Anansi stories from the internet or the list below and focus on effective words and phrases which capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

Write down your favourite 5-10 examples. Use a dictionary, thesaurus and the Word Hippo website to find definitions, if needed.

Anansi and the Yam Hills http://anansistories.com/Traditional_Stories.html

Anansi and Brother Death http://anansistories.com/Bro_Death.html

Anansi and The Alligator https://mocomi.com/indian-folk-tales-anansi-and-the-alligator/

Why Aanansi has 8 Thin Legs https://africa.mrdonn.org/anansi.html

Anansi and the Turtle https://mocomi.com/indian-folk-tales-anansi-and-the-turtle/

Geography: Draw a map of the world or use the template below. Colour the land green and the waters blue. Add on the names of the continents. Add the names of two seas/oceans. Add the name of somewhere you have visited or would like to visit. Can you learn the names of the continents? This song may help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3L

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