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Working as Artists Year 4 Blog 2017-18 Year 5 Blog 2017-18

Monday 16th April – Circus 250 flag design workshop

Ali Pretty from Kinetica and local artist Kate Munro visited the school today to work with a group of 16 children to start designing the flags needed for the procession. Working from drawings and designs made by children across the school they selected the images they liked the most and enlarged them before tracing theimages […]


Wednesday 28th March – Working as Artists showcase

The day that seemed so far in the future finally arrived and what a day it was.  We were treated to a stunning showcase of all the hard work the children have done over the last term under the banner of Circus 250.  Scroll down as there are galleries for each year group. Enjoy. 11.30 […]


Year 6 Creativity Day

Children in Year 6 enjoyed a day of creative writing and art at the UEA – Working as Artists


Monday 26th March – Final preparations are made for ‘Lost in Time’

It has been a very busy day in Year 5 today with a real sense of purpose as all aspects of the opera company make the most of the last few hours before Wednesday’s show.  Artwork, costumes and props are completed; tickets are printed and trimmed; chorus and leads rehearse, and the gym begins an […]


Monday 26th March – Year 4 perform their original circus show

The day finally arrived.  Year 4 performed their original show inspired by the weird and wonderful world of circus to a packed school hall.  Singing, dancing, flags, circus skills and dramatised stories from Norwich’s rich circus past all came together in a wonderful showcase of the children’s hard work and imagination.  They truly worked as […]


Friday 23rd March – Year 3 perform at Norwich Puppet Theatre

The big day has arrived.  After a long day of rehearsals, Year 3 take to the stage to perform their puppet shows. In between the performances we learn circus facts and listen to songs the children have learned specially for the show.  It is a wonderful culmination of all the hard work, creativity and imagination […]


Thursday 22nd March – Y3 perform to children from Nelson Infant School

As the big day approaches our Y3 puppeteers perform their shows for the first time to a special audience of Y2 children from Nelson Infant School. This provided an important opportunity to run through the performances and identify any remaining issues before final rehearsals take place at Norwich Puppet Theatre on Friday.


Thursday 22nd March – Y5 finalise preparations for the opera

There was an incredibly purposeful atmosphere in Y5 today as final preparations were made for next week’s performance of Lost in Time, their original opera inspired by circus.  Enjoy the gallery.


Thursday 22nd March – Y6 run through their skills showcase

Year 6 worked hard this afternoon as they ran through their skills showcase performances ahead of next week’s school showcase.  With Y5 setting up in the gym for their opera, acrobalance and hoops worked side by side in the main hall while jugglers continued work in Speke class.  Enjoy the gallery.


A rather special character hopped into Wensum Junior School recently as part of the GoGo Hares charity art trail planned for Norfolk this summer. The trail will celebrate the Break charity 50th anniversary. We are now the proud owners of a Leveret (baby hare!) and are linking it with our Circus 250 celebrations.   The charity […]