It’s Culture Week at Holbeach School. This week, we are learning all about Somalia. Today, we found Somalia and England on a map. We talked about Africa and Europe as continents. We talked about Catford being in Lewisham, being in London, being in England, being in the United Kingdom, being in Europe! Then we talked about Mogadishu being in Somalia, being in Africa!
First, we tried samosas. We looked, felt, smelt and tasted them.
Red Class thought they were smooth, rough, oily, spicy, crunchy and golden.
Then, we tasted dates. We were very careful with the stones inside.
Red Class thought the dates were sticky, sweet, smooth, brown, shiny and bumpy.
We have been thinking about subtraction or minus or take away this week in our maths times. We have been using cubes and other objects to work out some subtraction problems.
We subtracted cubes, beads and even children! Today we wrote our number sentences on our whiteboards. We are using the – sign with our numerals.
We’re going to keep practising at home and at school. Have a go at some subtraction sentences using objects at home….toys, socks, blocks…your dinner! Can you subtract vegetables by eating them? Try it and see.
Today we talked about the Windrush and danced to these songs. We thought about going on a long boat journey and travelling very far, we thought about leaving a warm sunny place and coming to a very different climate, specially if the weather was like today!