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Melissa (Years 1 and 2)

Welcome to our class page!

Happy New Year from Melissa class. 

We have made a very enthusiastic start to the new school term.

As it is New Year we have been taking about what we would like to get better at during the school year.

We will let you know how we get on!


Well done to everyone in Melissa class for a positive start to a new school term.

Properties of materials

In our science unit this term we are investigating materials and their properties. Last week we went on a material hunt in and around school.  This week we were thinking about the properties of materials; hard, soft, flexible, rigid, smooth, rough. We discussed why some materials are better than others for a particular item.  

Last Melissa swim

Last Melissa swim 1

Melissa class had their last swimming session on Friday 11th January. It has been a pleasure to see how the children have developed their skills and confidence in the water during this short space of time. Keep practicing your skills!

A very big thank you to the parents who have so generously given their time to help with swimming.  This makes a huge difference to the children and their progress. 

A good friend .....

Merry Christmas from Melissa class

Merry Christmas from Melissa class 1

Melissa Class Agreement



You will find a copy of the homework for the week under the Homework star.  This will be given out on a Tuesday and collected on a Monday.  Spelling test  will take place on a Monday.  

If children need help with their homework or  wish to do their homework at school they can come to Melissa class at 12.45 on a Wednesday lunch time. 

The Nativity Story Tuesday 11th December 2018

All of the children in Melissa have made their own small book Nativity Story.  They will be taking them home at the end of term to share with their families.

Show and Share Thursday 6th December

Show and Share Thursday 6th December 1
Melissa class invited parents to join us for a 'Show and Share' of work the children have completed over the Autumn term.  The children enjoyed showing parents and each other work they are proud of. 

Christmas Decoration afternoon 3rd December

Across the school children joined their House groups and made a range of decorations for the classes.  Parents and younger siblings were invited to join us for this activity. 

The decorations will be up ready for the Christmas Fair on Friday. 

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral visit 29th November

Poetry writing and illustrating

During English we have been working with poetry by Shirley Hughes. We have written and illustrated our own poems. 

Wednesday 21st November

We have been discussing healthy and unhealthy food.  There were some things we agreed about but others we did not!

Class assembly

Class assembly 1

We have a weekly class assembly.  Each week two children are asked to help place the bible, cross and candle on the table.  As they do this the class thinks about what these items signify; bible- God, cross-Jesus and the candle the Holy Spirit. 

The children listen to a bible story and then there is time for discussion and reflection linked to the story.  

We listened to the story of Jonah and the Whale during RE.  We discussed the need to say sorry sometimes and how hard this can be.  We drew a part of the story we remembered and added a caption.

Remembrance Service at St Andrews Church

The whole school went to St Andrews Church to take part in a Remembrance service for one of those who lost their life in the First World War.  

The behaviour of the children was excellent, showing respect for the occasion.  

Inspire visit by Ryan Crouch - Rio Paralympian

We were visited by Ryan Crouch, Rio Paralympian on Thursday 27th September.  Ryan is a swimmer who competed in the Rio Paralympics.  He spoke to us about his experiences in Rio and his journey to get there.  

The children asked Ryan a range of questions about his life and training.  

Ryan then worked with each class doing stretches and exercises that he uses in training and before swimming. 

The Dark Story Maps

During our English lessons we have been getting to know the story 'The Dark'.  To help us remember the sequence of the events in the story we have drawn a story map.  We have used; illustrations, captions and labels. We can tell someone else the story from our story map and it helps us in our writing. 

The Hilary and Tyre Park

Writing for our class agreement

Writing for our class agreement 1

Balancing in PE