Welcome to the Magnificent Meerkats' 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 Mrs Allwood, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Maskery will be working with us too.
We are on Twitter! You can follow us and hear all about the exciting things we get up to!
We will be having our PE lessons on a Wednesday. Please remember your PE kit including trainers/plimsolls.
This Spring term, we will be on a quest to find out: Were there woolly mammoths in Mansfield?
Our English work in the first half term will be based around two texts linked to our topic of Stone Age to Iron Age. They are ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ where we will be looking at writing narratives, recounts and instructions. We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.
In Guided Reading, we will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our inference skills - using clues to help us answer questions. Our class book will be 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams.
This term, we will be carrying on learning number and calculation facts, including mental calculations. We will also be developing our understanding of multiplication and division strategies. We will continue with our times-tables focus where we practise chanting and learning all the tables up to 12 x 12. Please encourage the use of Times Tables Rock Stars at home too. Later on, we will be learning about fractions and decimals.
We will be covering two topics. Good vibrations – sound, how we hear and how noises are made and also Switched On – learning about electrical safety, switches and conductors and insulators.
Our topic this term is history focused around Stone Age to Iron Age. We will be looking at cave men and how they lived, as well as learning how human life changed and developed until the Roman invasion in 43AD.
In our Computing lessons, we will be writing for different audiences and exploring Logos.
During Circle Time, we will get together with children from lower key stage 2 to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!
Art / DT
We will be creating some collaborative cave man style art and Stone Age jewellery.
PE will be on a Wednesday. We will be working on agility, balance and co-ordination and athletics skills.
Our RE topic is Spiritual Expression. We will be learning how people express their faith.
In the Spring Term, we will be visiting Creswell Crags to support our topic work. Watch this space for more details!
Written homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday.
Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework.
Regular reading at home and weekly spellings are also part of homework. Thank you for your support. It really does make a HUGE difference to your child’s learning.
This year, we will be working especially hard to learn and recall all of the times tables (up to 12x). Please support your child by practising these at home. Being able to recall their times tables quickly, can really help your child when calculating and it is an important life skill.