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Geography lesson 1 - Locate The World's Countries

Did you know, Africa is one of the seven continents of the world? Can you spot it on the World Map? Do you know the names of the remaining six continents? Follow the link below to find videos, maps and activities about the seven continents. Test your knowledge at the end with a short quiz.

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Geography lesson 2 - Africa - Destination World

Create a poster or a leaflet persuading people to travel to Africa. Try to include background information about Africa, different places they could visit and the animals they could see. Make it bright and colourful. Watch the video below for inspiration. 

Experience the hottest of the seven continents on this episode of "Destination World." Africa is home to some of the most famous animals in the world-here's ...

Art Lesson 1 - Ndebele Art (South Africa)

Ndebele house painting is traditionally done by the women. They have always done the painting freehand, without ever using a ruler! Long ago, the women used natural pigments for their paint but today they use more modern paint, but they still often use chicken feathers as paint brushes just as their ancestors did. Open the PowerPoint below to explore pictures of Ndebele house paintings from South Africa.

Challenge - Try your hand at Ndebele house painting. Without using a ruler, sketch a design on A4 paper. Remember that Ndebele art uses a series of geometric patterns and shapes. Use black to outline your design then use bright colours to fill in the design.

 

Art lesson 2 - African Patterns

Africa is well known for its individual style of art. For hundreds of years, African art has been strongly influenced and inspired by natural surroundings and the environment. Geometric patterns are common on fabrics, for example zigzags, to signify that the path in life can be difficult to travel. Other examples include chequerboards, curved lines, spirals and circles. Some patterns have symbolic meaning for the artist and/or the person using the art. These symbolic patterns represent cultural beliefs and history, for example, crescents, stars, flowers, seeds, trees and pods.

Challenge - Have a go at designing your own African patterns. Use the PowerPoint below for inspiration. There are also some African Patterns for you to colour in.

Art Lesson 3 - Tinga Tinga Art

Tinga Tinga art is an art movement that began in Tanzania and spread to most of east Africa.

The paintings are bright and colourful and usually show the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion or leopard. Use the PowerPoint below to find out about Tinga Tina Art and have a go at creating some of your own.

African Animals Lesson

Look at the presentation below and use the clues to see if you can guess the animals. Then choose an animal of your own and write 3 clues. Can anyone at home guess which animal you were thinking of? You can do as many animals as you like!

Science Lesson 1 - Venn Diagrams

In Science our Topic is called Living Things and their Habitats. This term we are learning about sorting animals using Venn Diagrams. We have already had a go at sorting African animals into Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores. Can you remember where each animal went? Cut and stick the animals or draw them on your own paper. The answers are included for you to check once you have had a go.

 

Alternatively, you could think of your own way of sorting the animals, for example, 2 legs/4 legs or lives in water/lives on land. 

Science Lesson 2 - Bug Hunt

Go out in your garden or go for a walk with a grown up and see if you can find any minibeasts. You could use the sheet below to tick off any you find. Try looking under rocks or in bushes. Take a photo if you can and then draw a picture of what you found. Can you label the body parts and any characteristics?

Science Lesson 3 - Animal Research

Choose an African animal and carry out some research using books at home or the internet. The link below will take you to a useful website. Scroll down to the section titled 'African Animals' and click on each animal for information. 

 

Once you have found out about the animal, present your information as a leaflet or poster.

Science Lesson 4 - Classification

Click on the link below to find out about classification. Take the quiz to find out what you have learnt.

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