Melling Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to our Y5 page 2018 to 2019

CHET - Thursday 1st November

We have had another amazing day at Chet. After breakfast, we walked to the confidence course, which was a collection of obstacles we had to get through or over. This included cargo nets, a giant slide, tyre ladders and tunnels. Everyone had a turn or two on the zip-wire, before heading back to base for a drink and snack. Next we tried out our map reading skills with orienteering in the woods. Following a delicious lunch of chicken and chips, with a fresh fruit platter for dessert, we split into groups to do archery and shelter building. We all beat our archery challenge of getting at least one arrow onto the target board, and many of us succeeded in getting into the gold! We successfully built shelters using branches and leaves although they were not completely waterproof! Finally, we headed to the dreaded swamp, where a hilarious time was had by us all. Showered and fed, this evenings entertainment includes an egg-drop challenge, before going exhausted, we hope, to bed.


We are having a fabulous time in CHET! We arrived safely at 3.30pm on Wednesday and set to work making our beds and unpacking our cases. We had chicken curry, rice and chips for tea followed by a massive chocolate muffin! Yummy! The cleaning team did an amazing job and left the dining room spotless! At about 6.30pm lots of staff from school came to visit us. We even had a visit from Mrs Miller. At 7pm we set off for our spooky night walk in the woods. We were the loudest group ever, even though there was only 23 of us! We had lots of fun hiding behind trees and visited a small, deserted, ancient church. When we arrived back at CHET we had hot chocolate and biscuits and then had a Halloween disco in the hall. We went to bed about 10.30pm and all slept well. We have just had breakfast and are looking forward to our day's activities.


Y5 have had a great opportunity to improve their biking skills, learning all about safe cycling on the roads. They learned to signal clearly to other road users, looking behind and all around to ensure a safe manoeuvre. The course also included checking that their bikes were safe to use.