Class News

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...

Swallows – Farleigh Hungerford Castle

What a fabulous day we had at Farleigh Castle. We learned all about life in a castle and we dressed up in the roles of Kings, Queens, Maids, Spit boys, Jesters and Knights.  We found secret passage ways, lots of artefacts and we explored the many rooms that were...

Year 5 Snacking in the sunshine

On Thursday we had our snacks and a story in the sunshine today.  The sun came out for 'Outdoor learning day' and we were able to be outside for more than 5 minutes without it pouring. The rehearsals continue and we are so excited to share our performance with you!...

Year 2’s outdoor classroom day!

We explored our outdoor environment on Thursday to learn about habitats and micro habitats. Year 2 discovered lots of interesting mini-beasts hiding in unusual places – under logs, under cones, underneath benches and on leaves. We made sure that the mini-beasts were...

Y1 Kings and Queens

On 6th May, Wrens and Wagtails celebrated their kings and queens day. There were lots of different activities throughout the day, including; shield making, medieval dancing, collage, creating a medieval banquet and sword fighting (imaginary). All the children seemed...

Y5 – Tennis Festival at Warminster School

Last Friday eleven children from Year 5 took part in a Tennis Festival at Warminster School. The children, with other children from local schools were involved in skills based activities and mini games.  Despite a heavy rain shower half way through, the children had a...

Swallows – Historic Toys

We had a very special visitor in Swallows class this week, Mr Copland-Griffiths, who came to talk to us about toys from the past. He brought in an amazing variety of toys that were over a hundred years old and were enjoyed during the end of the Victorian era. He...

Y5 – Tri Golf Event at Erlestoke Golf Club

On Tuesday ten children from Year 5 took part in a Tri Golf event at Erlestoke Golf Club. The children moved around different stations, taking part in various golfing activities run by Young Leaders from Kingdown School in Warminster. The team accumulated points at...

Y5 – We love cake! 

As part of our 'Night at the theatre' topic, the children will be designing and selling cakes during the interval of our production of 'Night at the theatre'.   Last week, the children were able to taste and evaluate existing cakes before designing one of their own to...

Foxes and Crickets smile!

This week, as part of their understanding of the digestive system, Foxes and Crickets have been learning about teeth. First, we discussed why we have two sets of teeth, then we compared how many teeth adults and children have. We enjoyed using mirrors to count how...

Foxes and Crickets have two exciting visitors

This week, Year 4 were extremely lucky to have two fluffy visitors! One of the children in Crickets class brought in two goslings for us to meet. We each had a chance to sit with a gosling on our lap. We really enjoyed stroking the goslings because they were very soft...

Choreography in Falcons’ Chocolate Factory

We have been very impressed by the  skills of the Falcons as they have been choreographing 'Oompa Loompa' dance routines in P.E. We very much hope to share these with the parents later in the term. They are very entertaining and demonstrate their understanding and...

Swallows – Kings and Queens Day

Our topic started with a Kings and Queens day enjoying a day of royal festivities.  We painted portraits of ourselves for the royal gallery which are displayed proudly in our classroom.  Great fun was had at the royal games with traditional activities.  To end the day...

Swallows and Mr Phillips the football coach

Yesterday was our first session with Mr Phillips the football coach. We practised different team skills and parts we could play as a football team. We had a go at scoring goals, defending the goal, dodging each other, keeping the ball under control and playing tag. We...

Y2 – Trip to Upper Row Farm

The Ravens and Frogs had a ball whilst visiting Upper Row Farm on a trip to discover how important farming is to us all. Farmer Emma made us feel so welcome and it seems that the animals were excited by our visit too. We felt like real farmers for the day as we fed...

Y3 Find Roman Artefact

Something incredible happened in Newts and Robins this week…… we became a company of journalists and happened to find (what we think is) a Roman artefact in the new gardens! Over the next few weeks we will be gathering evidence in our ‘Mead News Reporter Note Pads’...

Y5 – Tag Rugby

This week, Year 5 have started their TAG rugby sessions for the term.  These afternoons involve each class taking part in a literacy-based activity surrounding sport and then a practical session to practice the skills involved in rugby.  The children listened and...

Y1 – An Exiting Start

Wrens and Wagtails have had a lovely start back after Easter and we were all very excited to be starting our topic on castles. This week we have been learning a story about a brave knight who had a battle in a castle. We also learnt about and labelled different parts...

West Wilts Tag Rugby Competition

On Monday 3rd April, twelve children from Years 5 and 6 played in the West Wiltshire Tag Rugby competition, which was played at Trowbridge RFC. The children walked to and from the Rugby Club to take part in a full day of rugby. In their group, The Mead came up against...

Year 5 Assembly – WAKA WAKA!

What a term it's been in Year 5!  Skylarks and Eagles shared their learning about South Africa in today's assembly and performed a fantastic 'WAKA WAKA' dance including body percussion and their own choreography. Some of the children also performed using the drums. We...

Y2 – Banquet of surprises for their families

Year 2 have been learning to combine different foods to make fascinating combinations of colour and taste. The children were responsible for preparing and serving a feast of different foods and drinks to their families and friends. The children decided on the menu's...

African Drumming Workshops with Year 5

Year 5 Falcons, Skylarks and Eagles enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of African Drumming with our visiting musician Alex Miles from Kaya Drums. The children experienced playing different drums from across the continent of African and used their whole bodies to create...

Y5 – African Dancing

This week we were in for a treat when we took part in an African-inspired dance workshop. Using the djembe drum as inspiration, we learnt part of a dance and even put our own spin on it. We learnt how to walk to a beat and strive some fantastic balances and moves.  We...

Hockey County Finals

Because The Mead won the West Wiltshire Hockey tournament at the beginning of March, they qualified for the County Finals, which was played at Corsham School. All the best schools from across Wiltshire were present and the standard of play was extremely high. The Mead...

Composing with Year 4

  The Crickets and Foxes have increased their skills as composers this term. Working in groups they have taken part of the text from the BFG and composed a sound picture that supports the story. Carefully choosing different instruments they have constructed...

Y5 – Journey to Jo’Burg

This week in English, the Skylarks and Eagles have been writing their sequel chapter of Journey to Jo'Burg. They have been learning to include emotions in their writing and worked in groups to act out an emotion and create sentences based on this. The children had to...

On Tuesday 7th March eight Year 4 children from Hilperton and Wingfield took part in a Football Festival at Warminster School. In the afternoon sunshine, the children played 5 and 6-a-side football matches against other primary schools in a very friendly and sporting...

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