Welcome to Meerkat's Class!
Hello and welcome to the Meerkat's class page. Mrs Taylor and Mrs Lockley teach the Meerkats and Mrs Welby and Mrs West support the learning.
We are really excited for this year as we have lots of fun things planned!
The first topic on our learning journey is 'All About Me' and then 'The Great Fire of London'. We will also be learning about different celebrations and cultures throughout the year including a Christmas Nativity performance.
Our P.E days are Monday and Wednesday.
Great Fire of London Workshop by Partake Theatre Company.
On the 16th October 2019 the Partake Theatre company came to Manor Park and did a Great Fire of London Workshop. The children real enjoyed learning more about the Great Fire. The children dressed up in authentic clothing and learnt about how the people escaped the Great Fire on boats across the River Thames.
Our new topic is amazing animals. We will learn about nocturnal and rainforest animals. Look at the topic information below.
As part of our superhero topic, we have designed and made mod roc superheroes. First we used newspaper to sculpture our figures. We rolled, squashed, twisted and built up layers of newspaper to strengthen before we applied the mod roc! When dry we selected our paint colours. Finally, we used fabrics and other materials to dress them. We think they look fantastic and we're sure you'll agree!
25th March 2019
Today we enjoyed taking part in a Robin Hood drama workshop. We learned about how Robin Hood formed his famous band of merry men and lived as outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Below are some pictures of us acting out the story!
4-8th March 2019
This week we have held a Manor Park Book week!
The children in the Meerkats visited a different class to share their books with other children and parents and family members were invited to come in every day to read. The teachers did class swaps and shared their favourite books with children in another class. All Key Stage 1 classes visited Calverton Library where they were treated to a host of new stories read by Sharon the Librarian. FINALLY... on Thursday 7th March (World Book Day) children and staff all dressed up as their favourite book characters; there were some amazing costume ideas including the famous Tin Tin! See below:
As part of our Dungeons and Dragons topic the children completed a piece of extended homework. Some chose to make castle models and others wrote stories, information books, posters, etc. Here are some lovely examples of their work.
November 6th 2018
As part of our Dungeons and Dragons topic, we have been learning all about William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Following his victory, we learned that William built many Motte and Bailey castles all around England. We visited Warwick Castle which still had features originating from Norman times..
Summer Term 2018
(Around the world and through time)
Wow, what a busy half term we have had in Key Stage 1. The children have been looking at the topic Journeys. We have journeyed around the world and we are now journeying through time. The children have time traveled back to 1912 and studied how the Titanic sank. The children have looked at the ship, the different types of passengers (1st, 2nd and 3rd class), the food on board and the different activities that people could enjoy.
The year 2 children have also been busy completing their SATs, and they went on a trip to Southwell Minster. The children enjoyed meeting the choristers and looking around the cathedral.
The year 1 children enjoyed a day trip to Woodborough Woods Foundation School and participated in a multi skills event.
Spring Term 2018
This term we have been looking at space. The children have learnt about the space race, the solar system and the 1960's.
The children also went to the National Space Centre where they enjoyed all the different exhibits and the amazing planetarium show.
Autumn Term 2017
'Our Colourful World'
Wow, what an amazing term we have had. The children have been learning about Kenya through our topic 'Our colourful world'. We have been learning about Kenya by studying the book Lila and the secret of rain by David Conway.
During the autumn term, we also had Arnold fire service come and visit. The children really enjoyed learning about fire safety and were able to experience a fire engine and all the equipment it carries.
Many of the children now want to be firefighters when they are adults.
Summer Term 2017
We have been learning about the rainforest. To help us learn more about the rainforest all the Key stage 1 children went to Twycross Zoo. At the zoo we saw many rainforest animals as well as animals from different habitats. The children even stroked a Chinchilla and a Cockroach!!