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22nd February

Monday 22nd February 

This week, we'll be taking a look at our new text 'Meerkat Mail'. Following on from your fantastic fact files, we will be looking at different ways to write non-fiction texts, including letter writing. 


Let's take a look at the story 'Meerkat Mail' and verbally re-tell the story in your own words. 

Meerkat Mail

This is my book Meerkat Mail.



What did you enjoy about the story? 

What happened to the Meerkat?

Why were the Meerkats told to stay together?

What was the happiest moment for the Meerkat?

What was the saddest moment for the Meerkat?

How did the Meerkat stay in touch with his family?

Starter Activity

Can you draw a picture of a suitcase and label all of the items you would pack to take with you on the same journey as the Meerkat?

Let's take a look at how to write a postcard...
Can you label the above pictures using adjectives? 


Bronze: To write 3 adjectives using your phonics

Silver: To write 5 adjectives for 2 pictures

Gold: To write 5 adjectives for all 3 pictures

Tuesday 23rd February 

Starter Activity

Can you write your address? Remember to use your capital letters. Can you find your house using Google Earth or Google Maps?

Main Activity

Today we're going to look at asking and answering questions about the main character in the story. Can you consider different questions that you might like to ask the Meerkat? Take a look at some of the examples below: 

  • Why did Sunny decide to leave his home?
  • Which place did Sunny enjoy visiting the most?
  • Which place did Sunny enjoy visiting the least?





Bronze: To write 3 questions for Sunny the Meerkat

Silver: To write 5 questions for Sunny the Meerkat

Gold: To write 10 questions and answer the questions from Sunny's point of view

Wednesday 24th February 

Today we're going to begin planning your postcard. Imagine that you are travelling on an adventure to a faraway place. This could be the desert, jungle, seaside or maybe even space! Can you describe how it would feel to be somewhere different? Who could you write your postcard to? Can you describe what you can see, hear, feel, taste and touch?


Let's practise writing about the 5 senses. Choose one of the pictures above and have a think about what you can see, touch, taste, feel and hear. 
Thursday 25th February
Today, we're going to write postcards from your chosen destination. Take a look at the word mat and your senses mind maps from yesterday's learning to help you. 
Friday 26th February