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Graffiti being created!

Thanks to Boyd for his fab graffiti workshop at our Community Event on Saturday – click here to view his video of the work being created using stencil designs and spraypainting them onto the boards.  The theme was Music and the children took it in turns to create a...

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...

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...

Y4 Ukulele Assembly

Our talented Year 4 classes performed in a special assembly this week. Both Foxes and Crickets played a medley of songs. Their singing was strong and confident and they showed real skill playing the Ukulele. Some children were incredibly brave and played solos.  It...

Y5 – African Drumming

Our Year 5 classes are becoming expert Djembe drummers this term. Eagles and Skylarks have learnt four different techniques to vary the sound that is produced on the drum and are able to respond to the different master drummer signals. We have all had lot of fun and...

Y3 – Newts and Robins Groovy Jungle Music

In Music this term we are using digital programmes to compose music. The children in Newts and Robins have enjoyed using 'Groovy Jungle'. They have worked in pairs , choosing sounds carefully, changing the melody and rhythm of some sounds and skillfully layered to...

Y5 – Steel Pans

Children in Year 5 have enjoyed teaching younger siblings and friends in the school how to play the steel pans. As well as giving a performance themselves that showcased their skills playing the steel pans they also became teachers . They were really excellent at...

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is one of our favourite days of the school year, and this year our parents, children and staff really did pull out all the stops to make it one of the best ever! Below is a gallery of some of our favourite costumes - thank you to everyone for making...

Community Choir

We were very proud to launch the new Mead Academy Community Choir or MACC for short on a soggy Tuesday in January. There were a good number of us squeezed into the music studio and it was great to see folk from different sites come together. We gave Stevie Wonder a...

Exciting news from The Mead

You may have read in the news an announcement by the DFE about £50million being allocated to funding additional childcare places across the country. We are delighted to be able to tell you that this week we have been told that some of this money will be designated to...

Music – Young Voices Information

All the songs, lyrics and dance moves for the 2017 Young Voices concert are available to download from this page.   Simply click on the relevant link below.  Thank you. Songs: Five Guys Named Moe Birdhouse In Your Soul Over The Hills Stronger Together Sing For Those...

Latest Wicked Weather Watch newsletter

Wicked Weather Watch just shared their last newsletter of 2016 with us, and what a read! Since the last edition competition winners have been announced, the Polar Ocean Challenge was welcomed home and the team have been working incredibly hard to support schools in...

Not only did we have a fantastic day dressed in our spots raising money for Children in need but we had our first 'Fitness Friday.' It was a great success; the children, teachers and parents all enjoyed getting active and having fun!...

Fitness Fridays

The Sport Council have launched 'Fitness Friday' with the aim of increasing the amount of physical exercise children are doing and to boost learning power for the day ahead. We kicked it off to great success- it was wonderful to see so many children (and parents and...

David Hempleman-Adams to visit The Mead

On June 19th 2016, the Polar Ocean Challenge, led by David Hempleman-Adams, set off from Bristol in a boat called Northabout to circumnavigate the North Pole anticlockwise. David and the crew wanted to demonstrate that the Arctic sea ice coverage now shrinks back so...

We are 15!

On Thursday September 15th, we celebrated our 15th Birthday! All the children from both sites at Hilperton and Wingfield were joined by families and friends to mark our 15th year at The Mead. Our day started with a powerful song led by our own school choir, which got...

Y5 – Eagles and Skylarks become Composers

Children from Year 5 have been creating sound pictures based on the story of 'Floodlands' by Marcus Sedwick.  They carefully created a 'sound picture' that described the text using changes in the volume and speed of the music.  The pieces were very atmospheric and...

Y5 – Steel Pan Players

Children in Eagles and Skylarks will all be having the opportunity to learn the steel pans over the year. Our first groups have been amazing. So focused and incredibly hard working. Children have learnt to play a number of simple tunes which they are going to share...

Art Club enter the ‘Forest of Imagination’

The children who form 'Art Club' were invited to attend a very special work shop at Bridge House Drawing centre in the centre of Trowbridge. The work being exhibited was created by Andrew Grant and formed part of his 'Forest of Imagination' work which has been...

Y6 – Jazzing it up with Dennis Rollins

The children were entertained by Dennis Rollins; a professional jazz trombonist who visited The Mead last term. Children shared in a wonderful assembly when they heard the trombone being played with some special sound effects. This included the sound of a chicken, a...

An awesome start to our week

Stoats are very proud of Liana who played at the start of our Celebration Assembly this week. Children in the audience described the performance as 'magical', awesome', 'incredible' ,'amazing' and 'wonderful'. The whole school were spellbound as Liana played Chopin's...

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