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Beckington and Mells

Church Schools Federation

“The best we can be”

Blackbird class

Welcome to Blackbird Class!

We are a year 1 and year 2 class who are taught by Mrs Mee and supported by Mrs Vranch. 


The Big Pedal 2021

New printing techniques for Christmas

We used a polystyrene block print to print the Winter fireplaces on our Christmas cards and then sponge printed patterns our own wrapping paper.

Role play fun

Design technology

We all learnt how to sew. We made gingerbread boys, girls and houses.


We loved using jewels to design present boxes.

Diwali pinch pots and gingerbread tree decorations.
Christmas Party Fun!

We designed and made our own superhero vehicles using many of our own super gem learning powers- solving problems and working together

We read out our own questions when we "hot seated" a lockdown superhero (policeman).

Thank you for supporting your children with their home learning this week. I hope you enjoy their performance of the poem they learnt in class and look forward to hearing one of their own choice of poems soon.

They all have new spellings, reading and Doodlemaths home learning too.

Have fun!


How to set up Doodle on your home devices.

Art Week 2 



We have continued to underpin our learning this  week with the 5 pillars of well being: connect, give, keep learning, be active and notice.

We have discussed different emotions and looked at many pieces of famous art to guess the emotions.

We finished our individual paintings of Pablo Picasso's "Weeping Woman" and next week will show you a giant group painting we are doing.

We have responded to Edward Munch's "The Scream" and discussed what makes a good friend.

We usually invite parents inside to see our art gallery during art weeks. As this is not possible I have uploaded many of the pieces of art for you to see what clever artists you all have.


We have had lots of fun in our discovery tent.There was great excitement this week when the children discovered that the magnetics set stuck to the playground poles and they made a tree!


Work in response to Edward Munch's "The Scream".

Discovery time



Our lessons in art week have focussed around the 5 pillars of well being: connect, keep learning, be active, notice and give. We made origami hearts with a secret message inside and gave them to our class friends. 

We have talked about different feelings and how we felt during "lockdown".

We made a memory mobile.

We have had lots of fun designing a "Safe space sculpture" treehouse in small groups.

We are doing a study of Picasso's abstract painting "Weeping woman". We discussed what we could see in the picture, talked about how she was feeling and why she might be feeling like that. Then made our own pencil drawings.



We have discussed what we want our class to be like and made new  class rules.

This week the home learning is just to read (with an adult) and then sign these rules in the yellow home learning scrap book taken home on Friday.

Maths skills of sorting, reasoning and counting are being practised.

We had fun being active with our football coach.

Our football skills are improving!

Welcome to Blackbird Class!

We are a year 1 and year 2 class who are taught by Mrs Mee and supported by Mrs Vranch.


We hope that you have all had a restful summer holiday and are as thrilled as we are about seeing everyone again.


The adults in school have been very busy preparing the learning spaces and planning exciting activities and learning experiences for you to enjoy. 


We will be updating our class page with information about our current learning and with photos of the fun things we have been up to!


We can't wait to see you.


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