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As we are learning about African elephants this term we played African drums to music. We practised keeping the rhythm and listening to each other as we played. We also spoke about syllables in words and drummed the rhythm of our names.

Meerkat Facts

This week, in Literacy, we have been discussing facts and opinions. We have learnt some facts about Meerkats - how many can you remember?

Spanish - Heads, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

We have been practising our Spanish words - Kent class are getting particularly good at singing this song!

Look at our fantastic Meerkat houses!

Week 5

In Literacy this week we have been looking at the order of Sunny’s story.

We discovered that in the beginning, Sunny was not happy at home.

He wanted to go on an adventure – his reason was that everyone at home was just too close.

He went on a journey to see some relatives in other places, but ran into some problems on the way. At Uncle Edwards’ home, the eggs made Sunny sick – and at his cousins’ Scratch and Mitch, Sunny got ‘itchy feet. He decided to move on.

In the resolution to his story, Sunny returned home to his family and discovered it was the perfect place to be after all.

We made our own story maps.

In Maths we have been learning about shape. We have been using the 2D shape resources, and using dough to mould shapes. 

Shapes Song

How many shapes can you remember?

Week 4

This week, Sunny took a break from his story and went on a trip to France! He has been trying snails and cheese, whilst visiting the Eiffel tower. We have been writing postcards and making stamps. We have been thinking about our houses – would sunny live in a house like ours?


To celebrate the European day of Languages, we tried some French food – some people really did not enjoy French cheese! We also made French flags.

In maths, we have been working on simple addition. We can add 2 small groups of objects.


Week 3


This week, we have been thinking about what the differences are between humans and animals. Do they have the same body parts? Do they live in the same places? Do they look the same?

In Literacy, we have made a text map and thought of some actions to help us remember Sunny the meerkat’s story.

He lives in the Kalahari Desert, and he comes from a large family. Sometimes, Sunny thinks they are too close. We have been focussing on the days of the week and what order they go in.

In Maths we are starting to look at ordinal numbers. We had races to find out who would come 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. We played this online game to help us learn the order.  



We are been exploring our key text Meerkat Mail.  Look at our exciting learning environment!

Seven Continents Song

Week 2

This week we met our new friend, Sunny. Sunny is a meerkat from the Kalahari desert, and in the next few weeks we will be finding out all about him and his story.

In Maths, we are focussing on counting accurately. How many ways can you think of to help you check your counting is correct?

We have also been looking at our Earth using GoogleEarth this week. We are learning about the continents and have found a fun song to help us remember their names!


This week, we also had Roald Dahl day – after a very funny assembly, we spent the morning learning the story of the Enormous Crocodile. Some children were dressed up as Roald Dahl characters! We measured crocodiles, and thought of adjectives to describe the sneaky croc.

Week 1

We have been practising counting and spotting the missing numbers in a number line.

We have also been talking about habitats and practising our sounds by trying to spell animal names.


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