Class News

Equality

To start the term off year 5 spent the day exploring, learning and discussing the topic of inequality. We learnt about well-known figures who fought for equality and discussed ways we could eliminate it. 

Trip to Bristol Aquarium

Year 1 went on an amazing trip to Bristol Aquarium! We were lucky enough to have a guided tour around the aquarium and learnt lots of interesting facts about the fish. One of our favourite facts is that octopuses are true escape artists – they...

Growing Plants

Year 3 at Hilperton had an exciting start back to the summer term, looking at plants. We have designed investigations to see if we can prove exactly what plants need to survive and grow. We are creating our own bean graph too where each day we...

Musical Maths

Children in Year 3 have been increasing their mathematical skills by using the programme Mathewhackits. This involves playing Boomwhackers whilst saying the timetables accompanied by a backing track. Their skills are really improving and they are having fun as they...

Potions

Mice have been creating potions this week. They had a range of ingredients to use including flour, water, food colouring and bubbles to create their weird and wonderful coloured potions.   

Non-Chronological Reports

This week we have been finishing and editing our non-chronological reports. We have begun publishing them in handwriting pen. We can't wait to show them to our grown-ups next week.  

Roman Shields

Year 3 have begun an exciting investigation into testing, designing and creating their own Roman shield that will offer them the best protection in a battle. Did you know that the Roman word for a shield is Scutum? We  began by testing which...

Run the World School Event

Year 4 took part in the 'Run the World' event which was organised by the friends of The Mead. We had 10 minutes to run as many laps of the school as we could to raise money. We put in a huge amount of effort and completed over 300 laps of the...

Year 5 Run the World

Year 5 really enjoyed the sponsored event at the beginning of the term. As a year group we love getting active and they loved the opportunity to 'Run the world.'

Pine Martens Trip to Old Wardour Castle

Pine Martens went on a lovely trip to Old Wardour Castle as part of our topic 'The Sword in the Stone' this term. They took their sketch books to sketch the castle and played games from medieval times such as skipping, rolling hoops and chase....

Blitz Day

Hedgehogs were immersed straight into 1940s England at the beginning of this term with our 'Blitz Day'. We had evacuees, soldiers, doctors and nurses ready for action, learning all about life as a child during the war. The air raid warning kept...

Building Bridges

We have been building bridges using the playpod this week. We had to work together to make it balance so we could safety cross. We talked to each to each other about it being safe and checked if it was too risky!

Investigating Electrical Circuits in DT

In Year 6 this week, the children have been investigating electrical circuits. They have also been trying out different ways of creating strong joins between pieces of wood. Both these activities are leading up to them making their own electric...

Stonehenge Visit

Year 3 had a fantastic day out at Stonehenge. The weather was cold and windy but we didn’t get wet! We experienced Neolithic life and attempted to build Stonehenge, by working out how to transport and stand up the stones. We also had a go at grinding corn,...

King and Queen Day

On Friday Year 1 had their Super Starter – a King and Queen Day! We came dressed up as kings, queens, dragons, knights, horses and jesters. We learnt a medieval dance in the hall which involved clapping and dancing in a circle holding hands. It...

Visit to Upper Row Farm

Last week Foxes and Robins visited Upper-Row Farm. Whilst there, we got to look at and meet lots of different animals; pigs, cows, chickens, rabbits, horses, goats and lambs. We all really enjoyed our day and particularly liked when we got to...

Fabulous Finish Tea Party

On Thursday 4th April, Pine Martens had their Fabulous Finish in the school hall for this term's topic 'The Papaya That Spoke'. The children made scones for a tea party with their grown-ups and designed posters to decorate the tables. They also...

Year 2 have fun with Measuring

Year 2 have been having lots of fun measuring in centimetres and metres. First, we measured objects that we found indoors, such as books and chairs. Then, we went outside and measured how far our friends could run in 3 seconds.  We had so much fun! ...

Drawing Giants

Mice class have been drawing giants with the help of Year 5. They drew round each other and then designed their own giant for story writing. They had great fun working in teams with the older children supporting the younger ones.  ...

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