Class News

Slimbridge

Slimbridge

This term, Hedgehogs visited Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. We had an amazing time! We had a member of staff give us an 'otter talk' about their 3 North American otters, we visited a model Arctic research centre, took part in a workshop on the...

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Pine Martens have been learning about the activist Rosa Parks and watched an interesting dramatisation to help them understand the impact of her actions. The children have been talking about how Rosa refused to give up her seat on a bus to a...

Mental Heath Awareness Day

Mental Heath Awareness Day

On Thursday, as part of Mental Heath Awareness Day, Hares Class took part in a live BBC lesson. We learned different ways to expressing our emotions, about growth mind set and practised some mindfulness which found really useful. In a follow up...

Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

Year 6 have been exploring myths in English and have been learning and acting out Theseus and The Monotaur this week. The children can't wait to design their own 'fantastic beasts' next week and begin planning their myths. They are working on...

Tractor Man

Tractor Man

So far this term Year 2 have had lots of fun learning the story of ‘Traction Man’. We wrote our own Superhero comic strips. We have also been very excited about our History learning where we have found out lots of interested facts about Rosa...

Year 3 have fun with reptiles

Year 3 really enjoyed their visit from Jonathon Jungle. We loved meeting a giant African millipede, three different stick insects, two geckos and a rainbow boa snake. We were particularly fascinated by the reptiles' scales and loved seeing them...

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

On Thursday afternoon Year 4 followed an interactive BBC lesson on Mental Health and Wellbeing.  We were keen to learn some new techniques to help with mindfulness and focusing, and you can see the concentration on the faces of the children in Ospreys! We...

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

This week, Year 5 went on a trip to Slimbridge Wetlands Centre to learn all about the water cycle and how wetlands help to keep our water clean. We thoroughly enjoyed investigating how polluted the water was and how to help keep water healthy...

Wingfield Toddler Group

Wingfield Toddler Group

On Monday we held our session of the Wingfield toddler group. We had a fantastic turn out with over 20 families. We explored the grounds, collecting interesting nature items and meeting the chickens. Inside, we enjoyed a snack and some singing!...

Gravity in Hedgehogs

Gravity in Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs took part in a fantastic live web feed with Richard Browning from Gravity. He discussed many areas of his amazing jet suit and we even got to see some of his out take video clips where the jet suit didn’t go to plan! Richard truly inspired the...

Water Cycle

Water Cycle

In hedgehogs, we have been learning about the water cycle and created a miniature version of it in our classroom. We poured a small amount of hot water into an old fish tank and covered it with cling film. We then put ice blocks over the top....

Trip to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Trip to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Last Thursday, Hares class travelled to Bristol to visit the Museum and Art Gallery to support our learning about the Egyptians. We visited the Egyptian exhibit and were amazed by the artefacts among which were sarcophagus, amulets and Ancient Egyptian...

New outdoor activities

New outdoor activities

Pine Martens now have some lovely new activities in their outdoor area behind the classroom. They have spent the week exploring and have had an exciting time outside learning with each other in the wonderful weather. They really look forward to...

International School Award

International School Award

Pupils and staff at the Mead Primary School are celebrating having their International School Award re accredited until 2022.The school's approach towards international work such as their no plastic project which links with an Australian school in Vietnam...

Mysterious Parcel in Year 4

Mysterious Parcel in Year 4

Year 4 have had a fantastic yet mysterious start to the school year! A package from a museum containing an object all the way from Egypt has arrived in school. The museum has heard we're studying the Ancient Egyptians and so have asked for our...

International School Award

International School Award

The Mead Primary School has been praised for an ‘Outstanding’ International School Award Application We are delighted to have had our International School Award re accredited until 2022 and this time, our approach has been recommended to the Award...

Success for Grant Funding

We are delighted to inform you that once again The Mead has been successful in obtaining grant funding in the latest round of Condition Improvement Funding. This funding has been awarded for heating replacement / upgrade at both The Hilperton and Wingfield sites and...

Trip to Brokerswood

Trip to Brokerswood

We had a fantastic day at Brokerswood. We arrived in high spirits! After a quick pit stop we were straight into challenging ourselves with one of the four exciting activities: zip line, archery, climbing and canoeing. The children all used a...

Mice in the Zoo

Mice in the Zoo

Mice loved their visit to Bristol Zoo. We saw gorillas, monkeys, seals, penguins, red pandas and many more amazing creatures. We learned about different habitats and what different animals need to live.

3D Sculptures

3D Sculptures

In Term 6, Pine Martens have been making a 3-D sculpture of a sea creature. They each had a ball of clay and used techniques with their hands to mould the clay into the sea creature that they have chosen to create a fact file for. They had a...

Inspired Art

Inspired Art

We have had a fantastic fortnight in Year Three. A visit from the author CS Clifford has inspired our reading and writing. What an insight in to how his ideas became books! We have begun exploring lines and emotion with mixed media in our Art...

Water Sports

Water Sports

Year 5 had a fantastic day taking part in a range of water sport activities in South Cerney. We built and raced rafts, learnt to canoe and paddle board. Generally had an awesome, if not a little wet, time! 

Paper Helicopters

Paper Helicopters

In Year 4, we have been putting our investigative skills to the test by experimenting how wing length affects how a paper spinner will fall. Conclusions and analysis to follow next week.

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