Class News

Shapes in the environment

Shapes in the environment

Bees and Butterflies have been exploring shapes in the environment by going on a shape walk around school. We spotted lots of different shapes and talked about the properties of the shapes we found.

Fundraising for The Grand Appeal

A big thank you from The Mead Community Primary School.  With your help, we have raised an amazing £2,283.85 for The Grand Appeal through our fantastic fundraising at School Performances and the Charity Quiz.The money raised has gone direct to The...

September 2020 Teaching Vacancies

September 2020 Teaching Vacancies

The Mead Academy Trust is now recruiting teachers for a September 2020 start; there is an opening for a creative and dedicated Resource Base teacher, based at Castle Mead School. Additionally, the Trust is recruiting for class teachers (school placement to be...

Our special visitor and his ambulance

Our special visitor and his ambulance

Butterflies and Bees enjoyed a visit from a paramedic and his ambulance this week. The children were able to go in the ambulance and look at all the equipment. Wayne, the paramedic, showed us a heart monitor, a blood sugar monitor and an oxygen...

Land Ahoy!

Land Ahoy!

Pine Martens are really enjoying their topic, Land Ahoy!, learning all about pirates and sea explorers. We have been singing some traditional sea shanties and using the role play props to Hot Seat as pirates. They are even talking like pirates!...

Solar System Models

Solar System Models

In Hedgehogs, we have been learning about the Solar System. We compared the sizes of the planets by creating accurate scale models using play-dough. We discovered that the sizes of the planets vary massively and that Jupiter is larger than all...

Christmas Performances

We are starting to plan our Christmas Events and wanted to share dates with you as soon as possible.  We hope that many of you will be able top join us as we celebrate as a school. Please click on the link below to view our performance dates and details for each site....

30:30 Champions

On Monday, members of our sports committee went to Westbury Leigh School to take part in a Health and Wellbeing project. They have been trained up as 30:30 Champions by a former British triple jumper. They will use their new leadership skills to lead activities which...

Trowbridge Lantern Festival

Trowbridge Lantern Festival

On Friday, Ospreys had the chance to make lanterns for Trowbridge Lantern Festival. We used willow sticks and tissue paper, and the finished products look fantastic!

Fun with Science

Fun with Science

Pine Martens have been learning about the properties of materials in Science. They had an exciting lesson sorting materials into different groups according to their properties. It was a very interesting investigation and the children used...

Trip to Westonbirt Arboretum

Trip to Westonbirt Arboretum

On Friday, Pine Martens went on a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum to enhance their vocabulary and learning for their topic, 'Why do things change?' Their exploration of nature first-hand led to some fabulous adjectives, poetry, living art work and...

Signs of Autumn

Signs of Autumn

Year 2 have had amazing start to our new topic ‘How do things change’.  We spent the whole morning exploring the school grounds looking for signs of Autumn and collecting leaves and twigs. We then created our own Autumn sculptures which varied...

Has Beegu landed at the Mead?

Has Beegu landed at the Mead?

Something mysterious has landed in our playground. We were sent a news report asking us to investigate. We asked lots of questions and had lots of ideas about what it might be. Come and visit our classrooms to find out what we thought had...

Wingfield Toddler Group

Wingfield Toddler Group

This week in Toddler Group we did a nature scavenger hunt around the grounds. We looked for sticks, leaves, fallen apples, seeds and little creatures. We also did some sensory play with pumpkins. We felt their sticky insides and their seeds-...

Building Houses

Building Houses

This week Year 1 invited their grown ups in for an afternoon to build a model house for the Three Little Pigs. The children designed their house first. It needed a door that opened and windows you could see through. Then we built our house with...

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...

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