Welcome to Meerkat Class. This year we have a new classroom in the main school building, so the children who were in Meerkat class have done really well at transitioning to the new room. The class teacher in Meerkat class is Emma and the other adult in the classroom are Danielle, Anna and Candice. There are seven children in Meerkat Class.
This Term ( Term 2) , some children are going swimming every week, going to Sainsbury's and also going to Brockhill Forest Park. We think it is very important to do lots of exciting learning in the local community.
This Term our topic is Festivals and celebrations. We are learning about Diwali, fireworks, Christmas and all about things people do at parties. We plan to make lots of exciting decorations and yummy food in our cooking lessons. We will make sure to send some samples home to try!
Term Three- January 2020
This term we are learning about transport. It has been really exciting coming back to school after a lovely Christmas holiday and starting our new and exciting topic. This week we have been learning songs about buses and playing lots of bus themed counting games. We have also enjoyed making biscuits that look like the wheels of a bus using lots of yummy toppings.
We are looking forward to going on some lovely off-site visits this term. We plan to visit a local outdoor play area, a supermarket and another local forest park. We hope to learn lot about the world around us during this time. We will also learn about travelling on a bus.
As a class we have become very engaged with singing activities and therefore are going to learn lots of transport songs in class and attend the whole school sing and sign too. Listen out for our lovely singing at home too!
In class we are going to read a range of stories about different modes of transport, we also plan to read and explore lots of information texts too. If you have any books at home about transport it would be really amazing if you could send them in for our show and tell activity. We would love to see and hear all about them. this activity will be on a Friday afternoon.
During our mark making lessons we will be focusing on making a range of shapes, and beginning to form the letters in our own names. We really enjoy using paint and chalk during our mark making lessons.
Maths is a lesson we really enjoy and this term we are learning to sort vehicles into different groups and notice the difference between different vehicles. We will also be focusing on counting activities and shapes.
We are hoping to take some really exciting pictures of our learning over the next few weeks so please visit our page again to see pictures of our excellent learning.
The teacher in Meerkat class is Emma. There are six teaching assistants that support the learning in Meerkat class. The teaching assistants names are Jess, Jo, Jane, Danielle, Jacob, Candice and Anna.
Meerkat class is a mixed Key Stage One class following the stepping stones curriculum. For more information about the approach please feel free to take a look at the document below.
This terms topic is Polar Animals and Polar Regions.
In literacy the book we are focusing on is 'Polar bear, polar bear what can you hear?'. We are learning about animal noises and rhyming words.
In maths we are continuing to develop our understanding of number and have a focus on measure.
Photos of our new topic to come soon!
We are learning about insects in Term Five. We have started the term learning the story of the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar.' We have enjoyed hunting for insects in the garden, planning bug houses and baking 'butterfly cupcakes'.
We are excited to build bug houses and see which insects choose to visit them.
We are also hoping to take a trip to a large forest park where we can explore and search for lots of different insects.
We will also continue searching in the school garden and in the forest school area at school.
In maths we are learning about subtraction and addition. We are using a range of fun resources to help us with our calculations.
During our creative time we are using a range of colours to print. We are using fruit and vegetables to print on paper.
We are also going to attend weekly sport sessions with the PACE team and work on getting even more fit and healthy!
We hope to upload lots of pictures of our finished bug houses soon.