Class News

Under the Sea

In Swallows class this week all the children have been making their clay 'Under the Sea' art. The children had a choice of making either a clay tile with a 3D creature on top, etching an underwater scene onto their clay tile or making a complete 3D sea...

Can art tell a story?

The children in year 2 had extra fun in Golden Time this week after the success of their assembly to their parent earlier in the week. The children shared all their learning from the term so far in response to their enquiry question 'Can art tell a...

Year 5 and 6 Football Friendly

Last week ten children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a football friendly against Newtown Primary School. Despite the hot afternoon all the players gave a hundred per cent effort and the whole game was played in an extremely friendly and...

Classifying animals in science

This week Swallows class have been learning about classifying animals in science. They have learned that there are 5 classifications and have practised grouping animals with practical...

YAY! Cross curricular

Year 5 have been busy designing parachutes and recording the effects of air resistance this week in a cross curricular lesson of Science and DT. We loved testing our designs and making predictions about which parachutes worked best!   ...

Ravens and Frogs Secret Mission

Last week Ravens and Frogs have been working on a secret mission to help the plight of the bumble bee. We have been identifying different types of bumble bees and the differences between bumble bees and honey bees. We have been investigating the school grounds trying...

Falcons take their learning outside

As the heat rose last week, we took our learning outside! The Falcons learnt the biography of Roald Dahl using talk for writing. They have been enjoying biography writing and will be writing William Shakespeare's biography in the upcoming weeks. Watch this space; we...

Sports day preparation at Wingfield

We are very excited at Wingfield for our upcoming Sports day. We have been busy practising the activities. The reception children now know what to expect on the day and are getting very excited for their first sports day at The Mead. We are very proud of all of the...

Swallows – Maths lesson

In Swallows class the children in Reception have been learning to double, half and share both objects and numbers in their maths lessons. They have really impressed us with their ability to relate these skills from object to...

Cody Computing

This week in Year 5, we manipulated variables when creating our own space related game.  Using our coding skills, we were able to create various levels and had great fun testing Miss Imperato's reaction...

West Wilts Kwick Cricket Competition

On Friday 16th June, sixteen children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the West Wilts Kwick Cricket competition, which took place at Trowbridge Cricket Club. With the sun shining it was a perfect day for cricket! The Mead had two teams entered in the event and in the...

Garage Band – Eagles and Skylarks

Using the App 'Garage Band' on the iPads the Eagles and Skylarks are developing their skills as composers. Initially they devised a 'Space Rhythm Mix' using loops and a drum machine. Following on from that they have skillfully played a chord sequence using sounds from...

What’s around us?

This week, the children in Year 5 used ipads and grid references to identify what's around them. They also created their own questions to answer about locations of key landmarks and answered using six figure grid references. We clearly have some very talented...

Year 1 Super Stars

We have had a lovely few weeks back at school, having finished our castle stories last week, we are now excited to be starting our new topic on the story of ‘Lost and Found’. We loved hearing about the adventure the boy and penguin went on across the ocean and started...

Steel Pans – Year 5 Skylarks and Eagles

Our final mini concert of the year on steel pans took place this week. It was wonderful to see out talented players teach younger children in the school how to play the steel pans. The year 5 children not only played a number of tunes confidently but also had a go at...

Boats on the sea

Last week Swallows class started their next art topic. They have been looking at 'Boats on the sea' by Vincent Van Gogh and focusing on what marks/lines would show movements of the sea. They have been able to use pencils, oil pastels, chalks, etc. to show their...

Year 2’s wild day out!

Frogs and Ravens had such an amazing trip today to Longleat Safari Park! We were all really excited as we entered the gates to the park and were on the look-out for any interesting animals. Not only did we spot lions and tigers, camels and deer, we also saw rhinos and...

Year 5 – Out of this World!

Last week we immersed ourselves in our new topic: Out of the World.  On Monday afternoon, we loved using specific apps on the ipad to research more information about various aspects of space - the information even looked 3D! After, we looked at the distance between...

Robins and Newts-Kensuke’s Kingdom

We have kicked off this term with a great story – Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The children loved hearing about the adventures of Michael and how his relationship with Kensuke changed over time. The children have enjoyed using freeze frames to retell parts...

Year 3 – Mock General Election

Last week children across the school have been learning about The General Election. Children in KS2 have visited our ‘Polling Station’ to cast their vote. It has been great to hear the children so enthused about politics and how our country is governed.

Numbers and shapes

The Ladybirds enjoyed sharing what they know about number and shape with their grownups at the end of term 5.  ...

Year 2 go pond-dipping!

In our Science lessons we have been finding out about different types of habitats and the creatures that live there. We explored a pond habitat! In small groups we each had a turn at pond-dipping – this was so exciting! We discovered interesting creatures such as pond...

Pam Jolley’s Singers

Newts and Robins were entertained in the last week of term with some wonderful singing.   Many of Ms Jolley's singing pupils were incredibly brave and sang solos in front of the year 3 classes. Mrs Dixon was so very proud of the performers and enjoyed the presentation...

Year 5 – Back in time, back again!

On Wednesday 24th May, Year 5 wowed us all with their fantastic performance of 'Johnny and the bomb'.  With 7 fantastic songs, solos, small group singing and big chunks of dialogue to learn, Year 5 really did themselves proud. With ticket sellers, stage hands,...

Y3 Clay Pottery

Newts and Robins had a fantastic afternoon of clay pottery on Tuesday. We learnt how to make a coiled pot using a slip and produced some brilliant pots in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Some even have handles and...

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