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Working as Artists Year 4 Blog 2018 - 19

Tim’s story – Nelson Working As Artists

  Over the last few weeks, we have been analysing and interpreting Tim’s story of migration, and today we go to ask him some questions about it. Tim’s story is about finding his identity and his birth mother.  He migrated from Canada, and now he lives in Norwich.  He speaks with a Canadian accent. We […]

In Maple this week

Thrive This week the UEA drama students did 2 workshops with us. We played lots of fun confidence building games and made some funny sketches where we had to translate someones made up language. We also created our own short miming scripts about our mornings.   Forest schools We used natural materials to dye our […]

Wednesday 1st May – Lord Mayor’s Parade planning session

Fantastic workshop with 13 children working with arts partners Zara, Marcus, Alysha and Holly to start the process of generating ideas for our parade ‘chapter’.  Within the parade theme of ‘The World Around Us’, Wensum’s chapter is entitled ‘Waves of Change’ and is all about our responsibility to create and maintain healthy oceans.  There was […]

Finchley Forest School

Finchley class had their first Forest School session today and it was truly amazing!! Every child took part in making a Bender, which is a den made out of willow. We spent the morning making the base strong and stable, so it will stay up for us to work in over the next few weeks. […]

This week in Maple

Working as artists and historians This week we have begun looking at the Norman invasion of Great Britain. We studied the Bayeux tapestry and the story that it tells about the battle. We learnt about Harold and William and how they both thought they should be the king of England so had a battle in […]

Thursday 13th December – Circus and print making workshop

As part of the city’s Circus 250 celebrations, our friends, the Norwich-based circus company Lost in Translation, hosted a day of circus skills and traditional print making.  40 children spent the day at LiT’s Oak Circus Centre base on Coslany Street.  Matt led heritage sessions on juggling, trapeze and trampoline before leading workshops in these […]

Tuesday 17th July – Lord Mayor’s presentation at City Hall

We were invited to attend a short ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday hosted by the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich. They were marking the end of another successful celebration weekend, presenting certificates to participants and prizes for the winners of the parade.

Friday 13th July – circus showcase film

Click here to view the film of the amazing schools showcase on Wednesday.  Thanks to Vincent from Casus who provided the film.  

Wednesday 11th July – circus performance day arrives

Y6’s big day has arrived.  They have been developing their circus skills since January through weekly sessions with LiT tutors, then finalising plans for their performance with Casus Circus over the past three weeks.  Today they met at 8.45am at the Big Top in Chapelfield Gardens for the performance.  The morning was taken up with […]

Tuesday 10th July – final preparations for the circus performance

Casus delivered their last session with Y6 ahead of tomorrow’s big schools showcase in Chapelfield Gardens.  Although some of the children were on their high school transition, which had an impact on some of the paired routines, the skill level of the children was very impressive, and there was a very purposeful and happy atmosphere […]