Welcome to the Magnificent Meerkat’s Class Page.
We hope you enjoy having a sneaky peek into the exciting things we have been up to!
Mrs McArdle is our class teacher and Miss Donnelly is our teaching assistant.
Yesterday we visited Mansfield Museum to learn all about the Romans. We had a fantastic day learning about Roman villages and names. We were given a Roman name and we explored how the ending of the name is different for girls and boys. We also had a Roman feast and tried on some Roman helmets.
We have been working hard to create programming codes. We thought carefully about the event, which object we wanted and what the output could be. We even changed the background of our designs and added movement, sound and speech bubbles.
The children can continue to create code at home by logging into Purple Mash.
We have been freeze-framing sections of the myth Pandora's box. We were able to get into character and we could share how we were feeling and thinking when we came alive.
Please make sure you have the correct swimming kit in school. Boys need to wear tight shorts or trunks and no jewellery allowed. Please remove any jewellery before you come to school.
Santa Claus is coming to town!
The Bull Farm Project
We have started to put together our structures for the Bull Farm project. Our research area is harmony and conflict - we discussed in class what types of buildings and structures this would include. We started to make a fire station, police station, school, sports centre, community centre, hospital and a newsagents. Here we are in action!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
In Meerkats, we have been busy making Christmas tree decorations ready for the Christmas Fair on 1st December!
As part of our Art work, we have been sketching portraits of kings in the style of Nicholas Hilliard. We have been practising with pastels to create the skin tone.
In PE we have been using our bodies to create different shapes and interesting balances.
Can people with longer arms throw the furthest?
In Science, we have been learning all about our bodies and what we can do to keep healthy. We have also been learning about the different parts of the body including the skeleton and the different muscles.
We have planned an investigation into whether people with longer arms can throw a ball further. We decided on how we would carry out the investigation and what equipment we would need. In small groups, we measured the length of our arms and how far we had thrown the beanbags.
After sharing our results, we found out that people with longer arms didn’t necessarily throw the furthest. Instead, we came to the conclusion that there were lots of things that would impact how far you can throw.
As part of our maths learning, we have been exploring different numbers and how they are made. We have been using different equipment to represent the value of the digits.
A mountain of muscle and a tower of strength….
In our English lessons, we have been learning a persuasive speech from Henry, a warrior trying to persuade William the Conqueror that he should choose him to fight in the Battle of Hastings. We have been creating actions to help us to learn all the different parts. We have also unpicked the speech to understand how Henry is persuading.
Guide Dog Visit September 2017
Today, Meerkats have had a wonderful visit from some local guide dogs. They had a great time learning all about them and how they can help blind people. Meerkats asked lots of great questions and enjoyed stroking the dogs! Below are some pictures from our visit.