Year 6 create Zen gardens

This term, we are learning about Japan and Japanese culture.

On Tuesday we found about Zen Gardens which have been popular in Japan for thousands of years. We spent some time outdoors using natural objects from around our field and playground as features in very own mini-Zen gardens.

We had a lot of fun and the results were fantastic.

Story 3 from Tilly and Althea

Here is the third and final story that Tilly the Tailspinner and Althea have recorded for Wensum, to help us celebrate World Storytelling Week.

This story sounds very familiar…. do you recognise it? What story does it remind you of?

If you and your family have enjoyed listening to these special stories, then you should check out the World Storytelling Cafe. Their website is:

Story 2 from Tilly and Althea!

We hope you enjoyed the story that we shared yesterday.

Here is the next story for you to listen to and share with your family.

Can you think of any stories that you have heard many times? Can you tell one to somebody else?

Story from Tilly the Tail-Spinner and Althea

Did you know that this week is National Storytelling Week?

During National Storytelling Week, everybody is encouraged to listen to stories and then choose something that you want to share.

Stories belong to everyone…what’s your story?

What will you be telling and where will you be telling it?

We are very lucky! Tilly the Tail-Spinner (assisted by her daughter Althea in Year 6) has recorded some special stories, just for Wensum Junior.

We will be sharing one everyday.

We will upload a new story every day.

If you want to share a story, tell your teacher. We’d love to put yours on the blog!

We are Storytellers too, Two!

Maram in Year 6 has enjoyed creating her own story about a character called Andrea.

She wrote this at home and then shared her story using Seesaw.

Here is Maram reading Chapter one

Do you enjoy writing stories? Why not do like Maram did and put a recording of your story on Seesaw for everyone to enjoy?

We are readers…and we are storytellers!

Althea in Year 6 recently did something very cool! She told a story to an audience of children and adults from all over the world!

Althea took part in a World Storytelling Cafe on Zoom. Althea’s performance starts at 51 minutes.

We’re so proud of you Althea and your amazing story telling skills.

Year 6 Science Blog- We are the New Optimists

Monday 30th November

Today, we discussed the challenge we have been given for the Science Fair:

Develop an alternative and sustainable approach to energy usage

a)across the school site

b)in the local community

We discussed this and made sure we understand what all the important words mean.

We read about Greta Thunberg and thought about why we need to be like her!

Finally, we worked as a class to decide what we need to tell people about energy usage and about global warming. This is the list we came up with:

Don’t be a fossil fool! (Tegan)

Don’t be a relentless car driver (Josh)

Use less plastic (Ashleigh)

Join us in the fight to save the planet- it’s not over yet! (Maram)

Go vegetarian and eat more plants to help (Leah)

The ice caps are melting and the polar bears need saving (Jamie)

Don’t waste food (Sophie)

Plants are blooming early and we should act early (Rosemary)

Use renewable energy way more often. Keep fossil fuels in the ground (Ajay)

Walk more instead of driving (Lilly-Jane)

Year 6 Science Blog- Day 4

How does electricity travel?

Today we went back to something we first learnt about way back in September- how is electricity generated and how does it travel to our homes?

First, we watched the fantastic YouTube film ‘How does electricity get into our homes?’ Check it out:

Then, we were asked to draw a diagram of how energy travels from a Power Station, to our homes. We were asked to carefully label important things like ‘transformer’, ‘pylons’ and ‘substation’.

Our final challenge was to write 7 sentences to tell the story of this journey in detail.

Once again, Year 6 rose to the challenge and the work they produced was staggering.

Check out the amazing work submitted by Anas, Connor, Jake, Naima and Tegan:

On Monday, we finally get to be back in class working together on our Science Fair presentations. We can’t wait!

Year 6 Science Blog Day 3

How long will fossil fuels last?

Today, our learning was about fossil fuels and how much longer they will last.

We first had to watch this short film:

Then, were asked to look closely at this bar chart. Could we work out which of the three main fossil fuels we would still be able to use when we were 50?

Anas, Julia, Layla, Lily P, Magnus and Naima all showed a really good understanding of why fossil fuels are fast running out, and what we can do to preserve them. Here is a selection of their work: