St Mary's Church of England Primary School

A Visit to Africa


Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed sharing the story of Handa’s Surprise.


It has inspired us to find out about what it is like to live in a hot place and learn about the animals that might live there. We have used this theme across our Learning.

Working on the Wild side. We sorted and made sets of animals in our Zoo. We used the sets to explore our knowledge of number bonds in play.

Helping Handa. We found the fruits to go in Handa’s basket and used our phonic knowledge to help label the different foods.

Writing. We used our labelling skills to record our ordering of the animals from the story.