Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it’s just too crowded and packs his bags. He’s off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn’t fit in. And who’s that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around?
Main Focus: Tense
In this KS1 resource pack, your Year 1 / Year 2 children are challenged in different ways to identify and change tenses of sentences and words.
There are 14 pages in the document so have a look at a few of them.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Spelling
This is a brilliant activity linked to the popular book Meerkat Mail for your Ks1 children to encourage them to reflect on spellings in context.
The resources are differentiated and aimed at Year 1 / Year 2 with the higher activity sheet touching on homophones.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Suffixes
This is a great resource that allows your KS1 children to develop their reading and understanding skills as well as looking at suffixes.
There are many challenging words in this text that can be explored in greater depth with your Year 1 / Year 2 kids. Have a look!Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Alphabetical Order
This is another great activity linked to Meerkat Mail that encourages your class to develop their reading and comprehension skills as well as looking an alphabetical order.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension
This resource encourages your class to reflect on the choices of adjectives used and allow them to improve the chosen words. This will also help Ks1 – Year 2 children with expanding their noun phrases.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Phonics
Check out our phonics resources linked to Meerkat Mail.
This resource is aimed at KS1 classes and focuses on different phonics phases. We have also included a blank resource to allow you or your class to choose sounds.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Recount
Allow yourKS1 children to read through the text and identify the sequence words used. They can then create their own recount of where they would like to travel.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Recap - Where did Sunny go each day?
In this resource your class will recap the places Sunny visited each day from the story.
Your KS1 class can choose from the options given.Unlock Resource