The weather has been amazing today. The children have been sitting in the sunshine researching animals, creating clay models and making leaf prints. We have been making tree spirits and giving the trees faces too.
Today we weeded and pruned the garden ready for the winter months ahead. We also gathered the last of the harvest, which Armes class cooked in their cookery lesson. Finally, we planted some lovely new plants into the wooden planters on the play ground.
Today the children explored our garden, harvesting fruit and vegetables We then had the chance to cook and taste our freshly picked produce.
This half term we have been working in the garden preparing it for spring. We have been very busy and have achieved so much. Here is what some of our peers had to say about it.
Jack- I enjoyed watching the plants grow.
Willow- I love gardening. It is so scientific.
Noah- The thing I enjoyed most was planting all the seeds in the beds we had helped create.
Ellie- I know that I was a good gardener because my hands were very muddy at the end of every lesson.
Olivia- It was great to see how much the plants had grown every week.
Jacky- My favourite part was making the staging, it was very challenging.
Leonor- I enjoyed gardening because it was great to keep in touch with nature.
Nelson are going to continue our amazing work. Below we have listed some jobs for them to continue to make our garden spectacular.
1) Finish the staging frames and get it bolted.
2) Re pot our seedlings which we have started indoors.
3) Start work on the flowerbeds in the poly tunnel.
Today we had our very first gardening session which took place in the poly tunnel on the field.
We were lucky enough to have some expert guidance from Mr McConnell, who showed us how to be an excellent gardener. Here is what we have to say about our first lesson-
Marianna- “if you have clean hands you are not a very good gardener”
Kye- “we need to make sure the poly tunnel is in good working order”
Jack- “I really enjoyed digging in the mud”
Chloe- “I really enjoyed organizing the environment to make it a good learning space”
Jayden- “I really enjoyed preparing the flower beds”
We used a thermometer to find out the temperature inside and outside the poly tunnel. It was 12 degrees warmer inside the tunnel. This is why you can continue to grow things in the winter months. We also did a few important jobs for January. We weeded all the beds, checked the outside of the tunnel for damage, and had a general tidy up. Next week we’ll start sowing. Enjoy the gallery
Year 4 went out today to start their projects for working as scientists. We went pond-dipping and explored the woodlands to look for wildlife.
This afternoon we were visited by Northern Ireland International and Norwich City footballer Kyle Lafferty. Kyle visited each year group and answered some great questions from our children, even posing his own mental maths question to Year 5!
Following class visits he spent some time playing a quick match with some of our Year 6 pupils.
On Friday afternoon a group of 19 Year 3 and 4 pupils went to the UEA Sportspark where they competed in the Norwich School Sport Partnership Sportshall Athletics Festival.
The children representing the school demonstrated excellent determination and resilience, but above all great honesty, kindness and respect for their teammates and competitors alike.
We finished 4th overall, winning the Boys Obstacle, Boys 2+2 Relay and the Girls 6 lap Paarlauf races.
Well done Team Wensum, another great sporting afternoon!
Year 3 have had an action packed day today.
First up we applied our knowledge of addition and subtraction using money by role playing out some real life shop scenarios.
We also tried the Paralympic activity of Goalball as part of our work this week exploring disability. Furthermore, Mrs Vallis came into our classes and taught us some British Sign Language.
Phew! What an exciting day!
This week year 4 have been working as Environmental Scientists to investigate pollination. They have produced their interesting findings in the format of an explanation poster which are informative and detailed with scientific language. The children are really enjoying our topic and are becoming more and more like scientist.