The year 3&4 children in Wenlock class have been learning to play the violin since September. Every Thursday afternoon, Charlotte - their teacher, coaches them through exciting songs and exercises. The children have learned about the different parts of the violin and can name each one!
On Thursday, 7th December, the children performed their first violin recital where they demonstrated their new skills of 'plucking', how to hold the bow and the correct hold of the instrument. They performed a fantastic rap and a Waltz, practicing their first learned notes.
On Wednesday 6th December the whole school participated in a porridge morning to raise money for a chosen charity, Mary's Meals.
Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Their work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty.
Throughout the rest of the year we will be running other fundraising events to raise money for our chosen charity, such as selling items the children have made at the Christmas fair.
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
Mells First School have received Bronze accreditation and are now aiming higher!
We had a fantastic time at the beach on Monday (17th July), the children throughally enjoyed themselves. Whther it was swimming in the sea or building sandcastles there were big smiles on their faces all day and some very tired ones at the end of the day.
We officially opened our Ragstone Garden on Wednesday 24th May. A massive thank you goes to our PFA who served refreshments. Our thanks go out to the National Lottery Fund, Hansons and our parents here at Mells, who have all contributed to the school for this project. We hope that our current children and future students will get a lot from this enhanced learning area. The development of the outside area enables the children to go between different learning zones. We have a much needed all weather space, with a wooden climbing frame, water wall and a growing bed where the children have started growing vegetables and a fantastic area for listening and telling stories complete with a storytellers chair.
Today (Friday 31st March) Year 3 were excited to share their published stories with parents to celebrate the culmination of lots of hard work and imagination. After reading their stories to their parents we visited Mells Nursery and Ragstone class to share them with the younger children. A huge thank you to the parents that visited today who got a chance to see the children's published books and to all the children for their hard work!