Year 3 Science Share 2020

Dear families,

It is our absolute pleasure to share with you our final product from this years Wensum Science Share. All of Year 3 have worked so hard to complete this amazing piece of work. We hope that you enjoy sharing it with your children. We are so proud of their hard work, thoughtful contributions and understanding of what is a very current issue.

We have worked alongside a range of professionals and experts in the field of mental and physical wellbeing.

All that is left to say is enjoy, share and spread the work of our amazing children!

Our Project Reflection – Phoenix

This term we have worked as Scientists. Our big themes have been biodiversity and ecosystems (Daisy and Ameliah). We started our project by carrying out experiments and finding out what scientists do (Tilly). We had visitors on a Zoom call and in person, Nick and Isabelle, who taught us about pond life, ecosystems and the water cycle (Eden, Tilly and Eva).

We carried out research to find out about biomes and the biosphere (Grace). The biosphere is the outer layer of the earth, where all living things can survive and thrive (Ameliah and Ella). We found out that biomes are different places around the world where animals have adapted to live (Ella). There are 5 major biomes and 18 in total (Oaklyn and Toby).

An adaptation is when an animal, like a polar bear, makes a change so that they can survive. A polar bear has really thick white fur, so they’re camouflage and sharp claws and teeth to smash and grip (Toby, Adriana and Daisy).

We have also been researching how we can help our planet (Leo).  Greta Thunberg started a movement called ‘Fridays for Future’. She is an environmental activist and wants to stop climate change. She travels to other places by solar powered boats and doesn’t use planes (Tilly, Ella, Adriana and Leo).

In homesteading, we have been learning about upcycling and recreating our own clothes (David). We have done this because one quarter of young people only wear their clothes once (Noor)!

This term we have really been enjoying learning about our school site and planning crucial changes to ensure we have successful ecosystems and a biodiverse site (Liam and Leo). We have also enjoyed learning about how we can have a positive impact on the community in the future (Oaklyn).

We are really proud of ourselves because we brought all our learning together and wrote a script about our research. We recorded it, so that we can share our performances with everyone (Jonathan).

We are looking forward to making our change and we are really proud of our plans for the school’s future (Eva). We are going increase the levels of biodiversity at Wensum Junior School (Amina).

Year 6, it’s a wrap

Filming team reports concluded mid-afternoon on Friday. We re-recorded each of the lines for ’51 Voices’ (our climate emergency call to arms) and recorded 20 team reports. These will be shown across the school in our Science Watch Party on Monday 14th December and then will be made available to families via the website from Friday 18th December. Year 6 have worked really hard over the last two weeks, showing dedication and resilience, especially when multiple takes were needed!

Year 6, filming starts

Amazing day today as filming got underway for ’51 Voices’ and the team science reports. Despite redrafting the hand written scripts, there was plenty to do as the words came to life on film. Pens in hand, last minute adjustments were made during rehearsals. Super vibe across the two classes with a real sense of purpose as the deadline approached. Films will be first shown as part of our We are Scientists Watch Party on Monday. Content will be available on the website by the end of the week so we can share our hard work with everyone at home.

Last day of rehearsals!

This morning, both classes have got together and we had our last run through before recording our class film clips. We found it so exciting performing to the other class! We all enjoyed it – even if we had a nervous tummy. Tash and Verity are very proud of all our hard work and we are too! We will share our film clips with you soon.

Year 6: scripts finalised, rehearsals begin

It was another busy day for Year 6. Following feedback from Paul and Pete, teams edited their scripts and started the process of rehearsing their lines. They worked so hard to learn what they had written as well as remember all about body language, projection and eye contact. This is a big leap in such a short period of time but Paul and I were really proud of how their applied themselves. Noisy, chaotic, frustrating, but that is the stuff of rehearsals. Tomorrow we film the team presentations….

Jack and Harvey’s Eco Pledge

Recently Harvey and I have made lots small videos to put together into an Imovie for our project which is about using social media to promote the profile of our Eco pledge. We believe passionately about Wensum becoming a proper eco school. Our video shows how much Wensum junior cares for the environment and what we propose to do to get our eco profile. We need to make this change for the benefit of our planet. You will find our video on our school Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the school website. ENJOY OUR VIDEO!

ps: please share our video on social media so that our message can be spread as wide as possible.

From Jack and Harvey

Yeti class.

Year 6, script writing

Wow! What a day. Paul and Pete have completed tutorials with each team to go through the key messages and ensure that the science is secure. It has been intense but really rewarding. Script writing this afternoon had a real sense of purpose as the deadline loomed. We will start filming the team responses tomorrow. Well done, everyone. One last push.

Year 6, 51 voices

Year 6 gather on the playground at 9am to record a rough cut of ’51 Voices’, a script that aims to explain the scientific context to their project on combatting climate change. After this the children convened their groups to pick up the work on their personal responses where they are creating 90 second presentations on a solution of their choice. It is going to be a busy and intense week….

Preparations are happening!

Today has been exciting! We have been finalising our speeches to get ready to present to everyone. It has been so interesting looking back at all our learning and now we having the opportunity to share it all. Tomorrow, we are going to work on our oracy skills to ensure our presentations are the best they can be.