Easter Service 2019

Easter Service 2019

Today (April 4th) the whole school took part in our annual Easter service at Mells Church. Reception children performed Palm Sunday, Year 1 & 2 performed The Last Supper, Year 3 performed The Resurrection at the Tomb and Year 4 performed the Crucifixion.

The school also sang a range of Easter songs, it was fantastic to see lots of parents at the Church to see the performance

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

Here at Mells we have been busy collecting money for Red Nose Day. The children came to school dressed in red, spots or non-school uniform and made donations towards Red Nose Day. A Spotacular by everyone - WELL DONE!

Book Week 2019

Book Week 2019

Book week started of with a visit from Steve Voake and bedtime stories. Steve spoke to us about how he had written some of his books. He told us some parts of his books and the children were really captivated.

Later on in the week we celebrated World Book Day there were lots of different characters ranging from Where’s Wally, Alfie, Hermione Granger, Gangsta Granny to even an Alien in his underpants! With the teachers taking part there was a Ladybird, Where’s Wally, Cruella de Vil and some Ugly Sisters



Year of the Flute performance by Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Year of the Flute performance by Jackdaws Music Education Trust

On Wednesday 13th February we were very lucky to have Jackdaws come in and perform to us using a range of different flutes. The visit was from the international Tempest Trio who gave a whole school performance/interactive workshop. We joined in with the Pink Panther song and found out about different names of flutes, such as the Alto, Bass and Piccolo.

After the whole school had listened to the performance the older children took part in an workshop.

STEAM Week W/C 28th January

STEAM Week W/C 28th January

The week started of with an assembly led by Mrs Gillian who explained to the whole school what STEAM stands for and gave us a little insight into what the classes might be looking at. With the help from some children we created an exploding volcano, a lava lamp and predicted which mouse would fly the highest using plastic bottles. At the end of the assembly we were lucky to have a visit from the police who explained their job and talked about what they do.

Reception class had a very exciting week where they explored the new ‘Tinker Table’ hammering nails, twisting and using nuts and bolts and using pliers and hammers to smash and take apart keyboards. They also made bird feeders using toilet rolls, pine cones, lard and bird seed. Had a very informative chat and visit from Rachel Tweedle, Jamie’s mum who is a local vet. She told us all about her job and what it entails. During this week the children also explored materials and talked about why we use certain materials. From this the children enjoyed investigating whether items were waterproof or not and which objects float and sink in water.

Year 1 and 2 have been exploring forces. They went on a treasure hunt to discover pushes, pulls and twists and then made clay dragons using these forces to shape their creations. They spent time learning about gravity using swirly snakes and paper helicopters, friction using jelly and chopsticks, wind power using sail cars and air pressure using blowing games and zooming rocket balloons.  What a fantastic week!

During STEAM week, Wenlock Class had a wonderful time working collaboratively to make their own Marble Runs out of shoeboxes, toilet roles, plastic cups etc. They had to design them so that a marble could run down the slopes in 10 seconds and problem solve to increase or decrease the marble’s speed on their run. The children completed time trials to see if they had been successful with their designs.

Another mission Wenlock Class were given was linked to their Deadly 60 topic. This was to design a transportation vehicle for a deadly animal. The children were required to build an electric vehicle using their new knowledge of circuit building from their last Electricity topic. The children used handsaws and vices to cut the doweling to correct lengths to make wooden frames on to which they stuck their circuit. The children then used different materials to construct the outer carriages following their designs. The results were fantastic. Well done Wenlock Class!

Christingle Service

Christingle Service

On Monday 17th we went to St Andrews Church for our Christingle Service, led by Father Clive. On the morning of the service the children made their Christingles with the help of Mrs Atkins, Mrs Clayton, Mrs Antell and Mrs Gregory. These were then lit during the service. Before the service started each class put a teaspoon (thank you, sorry and please) prayer on the tree at the church.

During the service the Year 4s showed courage and read prayers and the whole school sang beautifully.

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Today (Friday 14th December) we took park in Christmas Jumper Day, raising money for Save the Children. Mr Shipway led an assembly talking about where the money goes that we collect and who it helps. We talked about our basic needs and how donating a £1 or £2 can go towards helping people get better from illnesses.

Christmas Performances

Christmas Performances

This week Reception, Year 1 and 2 performed ‘A Midwife in Crisis’, while Wenlock class performed ‘It’s Christmas’. The children showed so much courage to get up and perform to their parents and other adults that came along to watch. Fantastic performances Mells

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need 2018

We have been busy fundraiser at Mells School to celebrate Children in Need, children wore there pajamas or came in wearing mufti. At the end of the day we held a cake sale.

Commotion in the Ocean

Commotion in the Ocean

This week children in Y1-4 have had dance workshops where they have explored the dangers of plastics in the environment, which were expertly led by Angela Smith through our membership of Inspired.  Today Friday 16th November, as a follow up, the whole school enjoyed a dance performance entitled, ‘Commotion in the Ocean’.