Hello and welcome to Meerkat Class. We have been busy making friends and getting to know each other. During our first week, the class enjoyed sharing a book called ‘That’s Not My Meerkat’ and other stories by the same author. Each book had a sensory page to touch and look at. They felt materials that are smooth, rough, fluffy and lumpy and looked at things that are shiny and bright. The whole class have had fun making our own pages of the book. These pages included their handprints and a title describing the picture. The ‘That’s Not My Car’ book saw the children driving a car through paint to make wheel marks. For the book ‘That’s Not My Lion’ Meerkat class, used forks to create a lions mane with orange paint. After we had read a poem ‘This Little Piece of String…’ all the children had a try at measuring each. They lay on large piece of paper and drew around each other with chalk and used a piece of string to measure. The class has also enjoyed listening to music, playing instruments, counting and hiding in boxes! Everyone is settling in well and getting used to their new routines.