Meerkats

Welcome to Meerkats Class Page!

We are a very friendly class of Receptions and Year Ones.  Miss Ashby is our teacher and she is helped by Mrs. Chaplin in the mornings and Mrs. Porter in the afternoons. We are very lucky because we’ve got a bright and busy classroom, full of activities that help us to learn.We have lots of fun learning in and outdoors.

Our learning is based on the Staturoty Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014) for Receptions and the National Curriculum for Year Ones. The planning for Meerkats is very flexible and will change depending on the children’s current interests! Our events can help you to understand the class expectations and how we learn! You might even learn new skills such as understanding phonics! This is where we learn  how to segment and blend sounds to read and write.

Our learning is a balance between play based and more formal adult directed activities. Sometimes this means we get messy! So, when you see us playing with mud, water or sand, we are doing Maths – learning about weight and capacity.  If we are outside, waving ribbons around or using the large wooden construction blocks, this is developing the strength and skills we need for writing, our creativity and gross motor skills. If we are running around with magnifying glasses and buckets …. have a look and you will see minibeasts and plants as we learn to ask questions about the world.

Please feel free to come and talk with me directly or arrange a time to come and talk with me if you have any concerns, questions or proud moments about your child! 

Thank you for your support!
Miss Ashby