Number (multiplication and division): Wild Waterhole

1 - Learning Objective

Challenge level ⭐

(designed for children with prior knowledge of the Year 3 programme of study)

Learning Objective

We are learning how to solve a natural world problem by using and applying our skills and knowledge of number and multiplication.

Useful prior knowledge:

  • Counting in multiples of 2 and 4
  • Adding 2-digit numbers and 1s mentally

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Credit: BBC Two - Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis

Clip Description

On the great plains of Africa, waterholes attract a huge amount of wildlife. During the dry season, some animals will travel great distances in search of their favourite waterhole. Once animals have arrived at a waterhole, they will use it to quench their thirst, cool down and even play in it!

In this fascinating clip, we are shown an African waterhole that has been specially built with state-of-the-art cameras positioned all around it (and even in it!). The cameras are able to photograph and film the animals that visit from many different angles. Who will the lucky visitors be? Watch the clip to find out.

Quick Whiteboard Challenge

As you are watching the clip, use a tally to record all of the different species of animal that visit the waterhole.

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