Welcome to Y5 2015-16. This will be a fantastic year so work hard and be the best you can be!
Well the end of term is in sight! Y5 have celebrated with a party including a dance-off between the boys and girls! The result? A draw!
A huge thank you for all your cards, kind words and presents; we have been well and truly spoiled! Mrs Edgar, Mrs Summers and myself would like to wish you a restful (!) summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you back in September, but will really miss the children in Y5.
Mr Best, from Maghull High School, has been teaching Spanish to Y5. Hola!
Summer Term 2016
Y5 enjoyed a singathon...
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Week
What a fabulous week we have had, starting each day with a jog around the field or a keep fit session. We have also had a visit from mental health nurses showing us strategies for releasing tension, coping with stress and relaxing. Thank you to Mrs O'Brien for coming to do a session of 'Dancersize.'
On Tuesday, the Codebug team worked with our class. The children had great fun writing computer programs and testing them out.
Last Thursday, Y5 had a fantastic day out to Llandudno. They were comparing and contrasting a Victorian seaside resort with Melling as part of a geography topic. Needless to say, Y5's behaviour was excellent!
Melling celebrates the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth-in style! The rain could not dampen our spirits and a great time was had by all! Congratulations to Jasmin who was such a worthy winner in Y5.
This week Y5 have been busy making stone age shelters in design technology. The children researched this topic and each group worked collaboratively to design their own shelters using materials they brought in themselves. As you can see, the results are amazing.
Well done to our Cullen Cup winner, we are so proud of you Lola.
We have been learning about life on the canals, in history, as part of the bicentenary celebrations.
This term Mrs Miller and Mrs Edgar have been amazed and delighted at the amount of effort and achievement the class have put into their times tables. Most of the class have now achieved all their targets, many have exceeded, and the rest are almost there! Well done Y5!
In Y5, we have been dressing up as superheroes to support a really worthwhile charity - Zoe's Place. Some of our class didn't dress up, but supported the charity anyway - well done to them - they are all superheroes too!
On Thursday, we enjoyed a canal walk, with the Rivers and Canals Trust. We spotted plenty of local wildlife, including mallards, coots, moorhens and some tiny coot chicks. Furthermore, we were lucky to be at the swing bridge as a barge was travelling through.
Well done to Sean, Patrick, Ted, Rhianna, Caitlin and Lewis for earning reading at home bookmarks!
In Geography, we have been studying our locality and discussing the local amenities.
P.C. Seddon came in to talk about keeping safe online.
Y5 learned about the real meaning of Easter with Jo and Superpop...and still found time for an Easter egg hunt!
Y5 had great fun in music. They accompanied 'Don't Stop Believin'' on the Glockenspiel.
On the run-up to Easter, the children were asked to create their own Easter garden. Here are the amazing results!
On Monday 21st March Y5 were lucky enough to have a whole day with Talk Talk coding experts. We worked in groups to design and create games through the use of code with the program Scratch Online. At the end of the session we played our games, debugged them and presented them to our class! Have a go!
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/102483398/ Chocolate Run
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/102483340/ Pamper Points
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/102484024/ Justin B At Sea
RoboSave - to be added!
Y5 have been judging entries for the road safety competition to stop people parking on the zig zags while dropping children off. Congratulations to Ruby, our winner, and our runners up. Well done!
Thank you to all our parents who park well away from the school.
World Book Day
Well known children's poet, Ian Bland, visited Melling today to carry out poetry workshops and inspire our children-and he certainly did! The day started with a whole school assembly during which Ian entertained us by sharing a selection of his school-themed poems-including The Dinner Lady Dance, a firm favourite! Y5 and Y6 worked with partners to produce-and perform-their poems. Impressive!
On Thursday we had a fabulous stone-age morning with Mrs Ashby, who brought in many precious artefacts for us to see and handle, including stone-age axes and knives, clay bowls and sewing needles. Through this we had a fascinating insight into what every day life in stone-age times was like.
Y5 were paid a visit from a J.P., Hugh Anderson, who told the children about the court system. The classroom was set up as a Magistrate's Court and they acted out a scenario. This gave them a real insight into law and order and the legal system.
Y5 enjoyed a drama session organised by the Helen O'Grady School of Drama. Drama is a fantastic means of increasing confidence and improving articulation. If you would like your child to join the Maghull club, please refer to information on the flyer sent home.
The standard of entries in the competition was very high. We were delighted to see how the children became immersed in their research and thoroughly enjoyed extending their knowledge. Congratulations to our worthy winners!
Origame with Mrs. Edgar
Mrs Edgar introduced the class to origame. It is a hobby of hers-and one in which she is particularly skilled-so who better to share with them the history of origame and guide them to make paper fish? All really enjoyed the lesson-so much so, we have decided to make our Easter cards using this technique. Watch this space!
Science Week has been a huge success this week and Y5 have had lots of fun! Each day, Mrs Toborne has led a science assembly, where the children have learned about well-known scientists. In addition, a variety of exciting activities were timetabled such as a visit to the Cosmodome; a circus of science experiments led by Y6 and the opportunity to meet the Critters! A competition to design a robot proved tremendous fun...we await the announcement of the winning entries as we speak!
A huge thank you to Mrs Toborne, Mrs Whittle and the Y6 team.
Meet the critters!
Y5 presented a Victorian assembly on Tuesday all about the Victorians.
In the morning, they had worked in groups and made scones to serve to their parents after the assembly. Some budding bakers were spotted, but the grand prize must be awarded to Amelia, who proved to be an absolute natural!
The children did us proud with their fantastic singing, acting and narrating. A very entertaining afternoon! Thank you for all your support; we hope you enjoyed it too!
Don't forget that Tuesday 19th January is our class assembly. This will start at 2.15pm followed by afternoon tea. Children will need an apron for the morning as we will be busy baking our scones.
Well done to all the children who received a book mark for reading at home! Keep up the good work. Anyone who has not yet attained a book mark, try to read every night at home to an adult and you will soon have enough stamps.
Monday morning and the dress rehearsal for our Christmas concert was amazing. Here are a few photographs.
Y5 had great fun today-and so well-deserved after a fantastic concert!
Y5 have been busy rehearsing for our Christmas concert next Tuesday, however they still found time to explore the real meaning of Christmas on Friday. when Jo and Richard held a workshop called Bubblegum Christmas.
In literacy we have read a selection of poetry and written our own, with a partner.
Congratulations to our Courtesy Cup winner, Ruby!
Spanish Super Hero!
As a follow up to our Inspirations Week, we have been finding out about a Spanish hero-Saint Francis Xavier, who founded the Jesuit order of priests. Here we are in assembly, sharing our information with the rest of the school.
Day 2. Busy, busy, busy!
Night line, confidence course, archery, zip-wire, den building and bush-craft! The pictures tell it all.
Well, we've arrived!!! After what seemed like a 10 mile walk, through forest, swamp, paddocks, stiles and...MUD!! Your children are SAFE!!
Sausage and mash was enjoyed by all for tea, followed by a night walk. It was brilliant spotting bats and an owl and everyone overcame their fear of the dark!
And, yes! Your child can now make their own bed!!!
Enjoy the photos...more to follow tomorrow.
For our Harvest Assembly this morning Y5 performed the 'Moo Cow Rap.' The singing and dancing enthralled the audience. Well done Y5. The theme of the assembly was 'Send A Cow.' This amazing charity sends a cow to a very poor family in Africa. The result is milk and milk products for their family, and for neighbouring families. They also benefit from fertiliser from the cow to help grow crops, and , when the cow has a calf, the calf is given to another family to help them. The money raised by the school will buy a cow. All the food donated will go to the food bank in Maghull.
Dawn Beaumont visits Y5
Dawn Beaumont, the Chair of Melling Parish Council came to talk to Y5 today about the work of the council and how they can get involved. She was very impressed with the children's ideas for improving the environment!
What an inspiration Inspirations Week has been in Y5! We have been inspired by Mr. Hulme, Mrs. Owen, and Rachel and Reghan, Mrs. Jones friends, who came in to talk about their jobs.
Well done to our Apter Cup winner - very well deserved!
Y5 have 5 amazing home readers this week, well done to you all!
Y5 had a wonderful afternoon watching a top class production of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. As we are studying the Victorians, it has really helped the children to understand how harsh the lives of street children were in those times. Many thanks to the PTFA for their generosity in funding this event!
Y5 partnered up with the children in Y2 on Thursday afternoon and what a fantastic time they had! They organised team games to improve social skills and later on, listened to their buddy read. I was very impressed with the patience and support Y5 showed. Well done!
On Tuesday, we had instruction on how to ride a bike safely, in preparation for riding on roads as we gain in confidence. We learned how to signal left and right, how to carry out an emergency stop and how to check our bike is safe. Next Tuesday is our last session, so please encourage your child to practise what they have learned.
On Monday we went on a canal clean up. The Pride of Sefton barge came to Melling and we all jumped aboard for a local history lesson about life on a canal.
Please ensure you all have a roadworthy bike (ask someone to check it for you at the weekend) and a helmet that fits. Own clothes should be worn with sensible shoes or trainers. Please note the children will miss tuck, so they will need to bring a snack.
Congratulations to our Courtesy Cup winner - we are proud of you.