This term in Literacy we are using the book 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne. This links with our topic of Travel and Transport and will be learning even more about the setting of the book - Kenya! From the beginning, we have had lots of questions that we wanted answering about the story e.g. Where did Handa get the fruit from? How far away does Akeyo live? How did you not know the fruit was going missing? Etc. So, we decided to question one another pretending to be Handa, and this gave us some ideas of answers - but not fully! Then we thought the only way to know the real answers to these questions was to ask Handa herself! We are currently in the process of writing Handa a letter and hopefully receive some answers back! We are also using the book to become more familiar with all of the exotic fruits - mango, guava, passion fruit, pineapple - we even had a taste of all of them! We really liked the pineapple, the banana and even the passion fruit! We also used the fruit to make an exotic smoothie, it was delicious! We wrote a recipe of how to make one, come into our classroom and have a look through the recipe book!
Enjoying our smoothie!
It was very noisy!
It's all mixing up!
They're quite hard to squeeze!
Having fun squeezing the oranges!
Adding all the fruit to the mixer!
A couple of apples!
Yummy passion fruit!
Putting in the avocado
Chopping a banana
We've got all our fruit!
We wondered how Handa got the fruit?
We pretended to be Handa and answered the question
We had lots of questions for Handa!
What can you see?
Surprises for everybody!
Watch out Handa!
Handa and Akeyo!
We re-enacted the story of Handa's Surprise!
Welcome to Kenya - Handa's home country!
Exploring African instruments