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Scarecrow Trail

Despite the heat and the forthcoming England game in the World Cup, the annual summer event event organised by 'Friends of the Mead' was a fantastic success on Saturday! This year children visiting the summer fair were asked to identify the...

Sports Day

With the sun shining, Hilperton site Sport Day got underway on Thursday this week. The morning activities included egg and spoon, the sack race, cricket, basketball, javelin and football to name just a few. All the children joined in with enthusiasm and...

West Side Story – Year 5

Children from Falcons, Crickets and Hedgehogs took part in a performance of West Side Story in the Forum Bath. The event was organised by the Bath Festival and Wiltshire Music Centre . Children took part in a number of workshops at school and then sang...

Year 4 become Composers

Fireflies and Merlins have been composing music in groups over the last few weeks. They have taken the poem 'Midnight Visitors' by Irene Rownsley and created music as a 'Sound Picture'. Children have thought carefully about how they can change the texture,...

Year 5 Samba Band

Year 5 Samba Band Our Year 5 children are having the opportunity this term to play instruments in a Samba Band.  Falcons and Crickets learnt the technique for each instrument and played different rhythms for a piece of music called Brazil.  Mrs...

Year 6 Garage Band

Children from Stoats and Skylarks have been using the app 'Garage Band' to compose music on the iPads.  They have learnt how to create a piece of music using loops and learnt how to duplicate sections to make a structure that sounds good. They...

Open evening for teachers and TAs

The Mead Academy Trust is holding an open evening on 1st February 2018 for teachers and TAs. This is an opportunity for teachers and TAs who are interested in working for the Trust to come along and meet the leadership team, teachers and pupils, ask questions, and...

Are you interested in becoming a TA?

Are you interested in becoming a TA? Or would like to find out more about what’s involved in being a TA? We are holding some informal information sessions in the new year for anyone who would like to know more about the best way into a career as a TA: Thursday...

Bath Taps Assembly

On Friday, we were visited by Andrew, a scientist, from the University of Bath. He spoke to us about solids, liquids and gases and brought with him a very special liquid: liquid nitrogen. The liquid froze a banana, shrank a balloon and made a...

Year 3 Recorders

The Robins and Woodpeckers have all been learning the descant recorder since the start of September. They are becoming more skillful with their playing and can now play B A and G. They enjoy playing along to the backing tracks and are beginning...

Year 2 Singing Games

The children in Year 2 have been enjoying learning a number of singing games. They have also become experts at working in pairs and devising new actions with their partner. In the photos you can see them taking part in the song 'Bobalinka' as well ...

Trowbridge Youth Parliament

Last week our members of our school council attended the first meeting of the Trowbridge Youth Parliament. This body meets every term and has a representative from all schools in Trowbridge, they work together to make Trowbridge and it’s schools reflect the needs of...

British Red Cross Book Sale

The School Council would like to say a huge thank you for attending the books sale last Friday (6th October) and buying so many books.  We were overwhelmed by your support. Thanks to your generosity we will be donating £251.75 to the British...

Year 4 Ukulele

Merlins and Fireflies have started to learn the Ukulele this term with Mrs Andrews. The Children are really enjoying learning a new instrument. They have already learnt a number of tunes with chord accompaniment.    ...

Silver Award for Science

Over the last 12 months Mr Jon Hackett has been working towards renewing our Primary school quality mark Silver Award for Science.    We are very pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited with the award! The silver mark acknowledges that the...

Y3 Kingfishers and Robins

Our Year 3 children have enjoyed a special brass workshop this week run by Eileen Taylor from the Trowbridge and District Youth Band. Every child had the opportunity to try out the various brass instruments and to experience how it would feel to be part of...

Silver School Games Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Silver School Games Mark Award for the 2016-17 academic year! The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to...

Activities Week June 2017

Our Year 4 Foxes, Crickets and Falcons have visited Oxenwood, and our Year 6 Stoats, Adders and Falcons have had a fantastic week at Plas at the same time this week. However, our children who couldn’t make the residentials have had a wonderful week of activities with...

Pam Jolley’s Singers

Newts and Robins were entertained in the last week of term with some wonderful singing.   Many of Ms Jolley's singing pupils were incredibly brave and sang solos in front of the year 3 classes. Mrs Dixon was so very proud of the performers and enjoyed the presentation...

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 successful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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