Melling Primary School

Year 5

Y5 Class of 2016

Welcome to our superstars-the class of 2016-17! The children have made a fantastic start to the year so far. Well done, Y5!

Sports Day 2017

Well done to all our budding athletes, they did us proud. They all showed resilience and gave 100% effort, to be the best that they could be! Moreover, they all had fun!

Llandudno Trip

What a fantastic day out! Having studied Llandudno last term, comparing and contrasting it with our locality, we finally got to visit the Welsh resort...and were not disappointed!

Congratulations to our election candidates, who impressed us with their speeches today. Voting has now closed and we are eagerly awaiting the results. Watch this space!

Planting vegetables in our raised bed, under the guidance of Mrs Tanner. A huge thank you to her for all her hard work in the poly tunnel. Green fingers!



Y5 impressed us-as usual-with the quality of their outfits! Thank you for supporting us with our charity work.

Y5 had special visitors today...the chicks which have hatched this week in YR! Aah!!
The Parliamentary Education Service came to Melling this week. KS2 attended an election assembly, so that they will be more aware of the voting process in the General Election. Afterwards, our class had a voting workshop and duly elected Madison as Prime Minister!

Summer term week 3

Y5 had great fun making dreamcatchers on art blocking day. Our focus was on learning how to weave.


Summer Term Week 2

Betty Bus

Y5 visited the Betty Bus at Hudson Primary School. They have a website  called which you might like to visit.

Bubblegum Easter!

The Baptist team came to Y5 this week. As well as learning about Easter, they also enjoyed an Easter egg hunt.

Mrs Edgar taught the children the art of origame. Easter cards showing their expertise are on their way to you!

Red Nose Day!!


I'm sure those parents who attended the Faster and Faster singing event at Maghull High School on Tuesday will have been so impressed by our children's performance. They were a credit to our school, not only for their super singing, but also for their outstanding behaviour. Well done!

Science Week

The aliens have landed! Well, we thought they had! Apparently, it was a hoax and so the whole school has been set a scientific challenge this week to find out who the hoaxer on our staff is!  

Also, we have had a virtual science lesson on the human body and Cosmodome came to visit, which all agreed was amazing. Thank you to Mrs. Toborne for organising such a fantastic week.

Congratulations to Y5 on a fantastic Victorian assembly. I know all our mums and dads-and grandparents!-enjoyed watching it as much as our children enjoyed performing!
Y5 are history detectives. Official! Debbie Ashby led a Stone Age artefacts workshop, during which the children handled and guessed what objects were used for in the Stone Age. 
Susie Wallace did a Fair Trade workshop with our class. She made us aware of the importance of buying Fair Trade products to support small farmers.
Gymnastics is a favourite lesson in Y5!
Y5 attended the Crucial Crew morning at Formby. They learned about safety on the railway, roads and at the coast.
We bade a sad farewell to Mrs Summers this week. The girls made her a fantastic card, demonstrating the origame techniques Mrs Edgar had taught them.
Meet our Digital Warriors who attended E Safety evening last week. They do a fantastic job making our children aware of the dangers of the internet and advising them on how to stay safe online.
Congratulations to Emma on winning the Apter Cup this week!
Congratulations to Leila who is the first in our class to reach the top of the reading scheme awards and choose her own book.

Spring Term Week 3

Speed Singing Project

Y5 are excited to be working on this project with Vicky! This project involves other schools - St Gregory's and Northway. There will be a joint concert next term. Watch this space!

Y5 and Y2 Reading Buddies

Sharing books with our reading buddies - great fun!

Spring Newsletter 2017

Congratulations to Emma, whose name was picked out as the 100% attendance winner for the autumn term.I'm sure she will soon spend her £30 Odeon Cinema voucher!
 Dylan was selected as a Y5 Reading Champion last term. He recommended "Cool" by Michael Morpurgo as a great read. Also selected were Jacob and Liam. Watch this space as they review other good reads this term!
A very Happy Christmas to all from the Y5 team. A huge thank you to all our parents and carers for your good wishes, cards and gifts. We have been well and truly spoiled! 
World War 1 cookery lesson! Move over Jamie Oliver! Another fantastic event organised by MADCOS.


Diversity Week

This week we have explored different religions and focused on celebrating difference. And what a busy week it has been with visitors talking about Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam! In addition, we have visited St. Kentigern's Church and had assemblies led by Richard Cooper (Superpop!) and Mrs. Harts's sister, Jane, who is a vicar in Irlam. 

Our very own Mrs. McLoughlin came in to talk to Y5 and Y6 about Islam.

Children in Need

Wear something spotty! Thank you Y5 for your generosity in supporting Children in Need. Over £700 was raised. Well done!


A treat for Y5 as Ben's mum and grandad bring their four puppies in. Cuddles all round! Aah!
Congratulations to our girls' football team who beat St. George's team 11-0 and St. John Bosco's 5-0. Amazing!

World War 1 week

A visit to the Anglican Cathedral to participate in a series of WW1 workshops gave Y5 a fascinating insight into the horrors of war. They made poppies, handled artefacts from that period and joined in an emotional Remembrance Service at the end of the day.

 Y5 visited St Thomas' Church and the war memorial. Led by local historian, Bill Borland, they learned about local heroes who died serving our country.

CHET 2016

What a wonderful time we are having at CHET! We are currently having a few games of prize bingo following our night walk. We've had an action packed few days, including  street dance, the confidence course, zip wire, low ropes course and crossing the dreaded swamp! Tomorrow we will do archery and nightline. 

World War 1 Workshop

Y5 experienced life in the trenches and learned about the horrors of war. Debbie Ashby, who led the workshop, really brought the topic to life with lots of hands-on activities, dressing up in role and participation. All agreed they learned such a lot about WW1. A thank you to MADCOS who funded this.

Halloween Disco


Art Blocking Week

Colour was our focus. How could we not study Van Goch's Sunflowers? Here we are painting in the style of the master himself!


Congratulations to our end of term prize winners! We picked out children who put a lot of effort into homework, gained full marks every week for spelling and those who had read most at home. Well done! We are delighted with you!

Week 6

During our harvest assembly, Y5 produced an amazing dance about what happens when people are too greedy and cut down rainforests to produce other crops. It made us think about the importance of recycling, reducing and reusing wood and paper. Thank you to all Y5's parents and carers for the donated food, which will be taken to the food bank in Maghull.

Y5 travelled back in time to the Victorian era, experiencing life as a servant, pupil and... music hall artist! The workshop really enabled the children to explore life as a Victorian child and some were chosen to dress up and act.
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Melling Junior Parish Council: Jacob and Jamie!
Congratulations to our Y5 cross country and football teams who did us proud last week!
Singing time! Y5 learning "Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey.

Rocket Day!

A huge thank you to Lexi's and Rhianna's mum for giving us such a treat. We learned about space travel, how astronauts train and even made our own rockets which we launched in the playground. Brilliant!

Congratulations to all of the children who passed their Bikeability course with flying colours! 

History group work.

Using primary sources to learning about Victorian schools. 

We were treated to a fantastic concert from Musical Minds!
In Y5 we have started our new history topic - the Victorians. We studied pictures of Queen Victoria to find evidence.
Y5 are starting their bikeability course next Friday, please watch out for the permission letter. It would help greatly, if you could get out the children's bikes at the weekend, check that they are roadworthy, and practice riding if necessary. Thank you.