Number (multiplication and division): Wild Isles Animals
Challenge level ⭐⭐
(designed for children with prior knowledge of the Year 3 and Year 4 programme of study)
We are learning how to solve a natural world problem by using and applying our knowledge and skills of number and multiplication.
Useful prior knowledge:
- To recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.
You don’t have to travel too far to see breathtaking scenery and dramatic wildlife. The UK is home to a some incredible animal species. Wild Isles, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, shows us the wonders of Britain and Ireland’s native wildlife.
In this fascinating trailer clip for the BBC Wild Isles series, we meet some of the stars of the show. They include rutting red dear, soaring golden eagles and killer whales on the hunt. Which other animals do you think we might see? Watch the clip to find out.
Quick Whiteboard Challenge
The last animal featured in the clip was a beautiful bird called a kingfisher. Kingfisher parents must look after a brood of 6 – 7 chicks in their riverbank nest chamber, and each chick will eat 12 – 17 fish in a single day.
How many fish might a pair of kingfisher parents need to catch for their brood each day?