Acresfield Academy, Acres Lane, Upton Chester, CH2 1LJ
01244 257350

Meerkats (Yr1)

Welcome to The Meerkats!


The class teacher is Miss Kiernan

Please click on the following link to view the curriculum map for The Meerkats: Meerkats Curriculum Map

This term our topic is ‘It’s good to be me’ and we are investigating ‘Why is there a lion in Chester?’

Please see our curriculum overview for more details about our topic:

Our school values are: Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.

Please also find a copy of the powerpoint presentation from the transition meeting here. Meerkats 2020-2021

Our British values focus this Term:

In our assemblies this term our British Values will link to our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility. We will be looking primarily at the British Value of The rule of Law and Mutual Respect.

In class our focus will be on the British Values of the The rule of Law and Mutual Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs when looking at different faiths and religion.


One of the seven outcomes we would like from our curriculum is for the children to develop their understanding of what it means to live in a diverse society such as Britain. To support that this term, we will be learning about the Christian story of Creation.

Parent Support Booklets

Please click on the following links for more information about the curriculum in Year 1 and ways you can support your child at home.

Year 1 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 1 Reading Parent Support Booklet

Year 1 Writing Parent Support Booklet


The Phonics Screening Check takes place in the Summer term and Meerkats will be busy learning the sounds and how to apply them to support them with learning to read. Below are some useful sites to support your child’s learning. Mr Thorne has made hundreds of videos to help children learn sounds in a very fun and engaging way. Spend some time flicking through his videos. The children will love joining in with him!

Click on the link to go to his home page. Mr Thorne