Year One were so excited to be introduced to their new text in English. As it is set in the Kalahari Desert in Africa, firstly everyone went on an animal safari. The children made safari name badges and then we all took our pretend binoculars and clipboard outside to see which animals we could spot. Hidden amongst the wilds of Harlow Green we found a tiger, a lion, a giraffe and eventually Sunny, a meerkat and the main character of our story. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Meerkat Mail. In part of the story, Sunny decides to leave his annoying family and his home in the desert. Back in the classroom we discussed what he might pack in his suitcase for his adventures. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as a supply of scorpions in case he gets hungry, a camera to take pictures and a portrait of his family for when he starts to miss them.