Here are today's two activities:
Literacy: Today is an oracy activity, all about speaking. It's thought the tongue twister 'she sells seashells' is about a real seashell seller named Mary Anning (1799 – 1847). Mary Anning was more than a seashell seller. She collected fossils and contributed important information about prehistoric life to the scientific community. She supported herself selling fossils to geologists and to tourists. Below is the tongue twister:
She Sells Seashells by the Seashore
She sells seashells by the seashore,
The shells she sells are seashells, I'm sure.
So if she sells seashells on the seashore,
Then I'm sure she sells seashore shells.
Can you read the tongue twister? Are there any rhyming words? Is there any alliteration in the poem? Why do you think it is tricky to read? Can you find any other tongue twisters? Practise reading and reciting this tongue twister and any others you know or can find, and then record yourself reciting your tongue twisters and upload to google classroom.
If you would like something more to do, you could also find out more information about Mary Anning and her life.
Maths: We have a multiplication game for you today. You can either print out the game board or draw it on a piece of paper. Play against someone in your house. Take turns to roll a dice, find that number multiplied by 2, 5 or 10 on the grid and circle/colour in the answer in your chosen colour. The first person to get three circled/coloured numbers in a line in any direction wins. You can play more than once...you could say the best of three!
If your child finds it difficult to multiply, have objects such as Lego, blocks, counters etc that children can physically use to make the multiplication. such as 3 x 4 You may get 3 groups of four counters/Lego pieces etc to help your child either count in sets 3, 6, 9,12 or count them one by one. Don't forget to upload to google classroom for feedback and points.