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Melissa (Years 1 and 2)

Parent topic overview Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to our class page!

Welcome back to the Autumn term of a new school year.

We have lots of exciting things planned for inside and outside the classroom.

We will continue with  'Focus Five.'  These are five words we will work on spelling correctly whenever we write them.   These will be incorporated into the spelling check we do each Monday.  These are up in our class room to remind us all during the week. 

The maths focus of homework for this half term is to learn 2 times tables.  We will have a times table quiz each Monday.


Thank you for your continued support.


Well done to everyone in Melissa class for a positive start to a new school year!

We have been investigating the maps in our class.  We have identified where the countries are which make up the United Kingdom.  We have been finding places we have visited in our atlases and making lists of them too!

Love other people .... as we love ourselves. Hearts

All of the children in school have been decorating hearts to be displayed on the board a front of the school.

These are decorated with signs and symbols of Christianity or with words linked to our school parable "The Good Samaritan."

Our school vision is displayed here underneath our school quote form the bible "Love we love ourselves." 

Melissa class has looked at this display and we have discussed what that means; in our class, our school and the wider world.   

The Rhythm Of Life

Tuesday 29th October 2019

We have been learning the poem "The Rhythm of Life" by Micheal Rosen.  We watched a clip of this poem being performed by Mr Rosen, he was using actions too.  We copied his actions with the words in groups then performed the poem to Cygnet class. 

We all agreed that the actions helped us to remember the words. 

Tuesday 1st October Investigating maps.

Thursday 19th September 2019

We used the school laptops today to draw our own beasts.  We have been reading about one lonely Beast who went on a journey to find some other beasts  just like him.  


Our very own Beasts!

Tuesday 17th September 2019

We have been investigating materials.  We have looked at different items you would find in the kitchen and found that some are made of more than one material.  The materials we looked at included wood, metal, fabric, clay and plastic.

We also went for a walk around the school to find the different materials we walked on.  Outside we found hard surfaces on the playground and a softer surface on the tyre park.  In the school we walked on carpet, lino and  a doormat that we use to wipe our feet on. There are tiles in the Cygnet classroom too.