We're the Meerkats!
Welcome to our class.
We're alert and friendly, big-hearted and wise.
We help one another
and work wonders together!
Orphans of the Tide is the story of orphan Ellie Lancaster, entirely alone on the world following the death of her mother, father and younger brother, as she battles to prove the innocence of a young boy who washes up on the shores of her city in the belly of a whale.
This week we have been learning about francophone countries in Africa, for French week. Our art has been inspired by Gauguin working in the Caribbean and our music was drumming using West African rhythms.
We are currently writing speeches, inspired by Greta Thunberg, raising awareness and demanding changes to keep climate change below 1.5 degrees.
NSPCC Number Day
We began the fun day by investigating numbers. There were a selection of investigations to choose from, involving mathematical concepts such as coprime numbers, consecutive numbers and the number 24. The problems were open ended and took a long time to solve: we loved the challenge! We then took the number 24, and used the idea of 24 hours to inspire us in our writing. We wrote a range of stories based around a 24-hour period, such as 'a day in the life of' and 'a mission to solve within 24 hours!' In the afternoon we explored the importance of the NSPCC and the amazing work that the organisation do for children all over the United Kingdom.
Thank you Google. The Meerkats throughly enjoyed working in teams to build an internet legend and refresh their safe surfing skills while on the web.
Friday 29th January
Well done to Evelyn, for putting in 100% effort consistently throughout the remote learning period so far. You always complete your assignments to a high standard, and you ask for help when you need it. Keep up the great work! See the photograph Of Evelyn's fantastic work below.
We will have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoon and we will also do a 'daily mile' on Monday afternoon as well. Children should come dressed in their PE kit with long hair tied back and no jewellery/ earrings covered with plasters.
Meerkat's Class Champions
A huge well done to all of the children in the Meerkats class who worked really hard to produce a video and put themselves forward for the role of House Captain. The videos were amazing and there are now two House Captains and four Vice Captains from the Meerkat's Class.
Mental Health Awareness Day
The Meerkats spent some time today thinking about the difference between just feeling down or grumpy and having a mental health difficulty. Children came up with super examples of how to stay calm and feel relaxed. We practiced positive self- talk. How to find the good side of each situation.