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Working as Geographers

Thursday 27th September – Refill Norwich and Anglian Water

Richard Park from Anglian Water and representatives of the Refill Norwich initiative visited Wensum to interview the children about their views on water use, recycling and plastic.  The children got the opportunity to talk about their learning from last term’s Working as Geographers project and our links with the Eco Champs in Durban.  Click here to find […]

Thursday 19th July – Year 4 Family Fun Day at Wensum Park

Year 4 enjoyed the sun and activities at Wensum Park today. Norfolk Wildlife Trust kindly helped organise some of our activities, we hope everyone enjoyed the day. These photos really sum up our amazing project, Working as Geographers!  

Thursday 19th July – Durban calling

Children from Year 3 and 5 catch up with their Eco Champs counterparts in Durban.  Once we had overcome the inevitable technical difficulties the children presented an overview of the work they had been doing in their project and they heard back from the work the champs are doing in South Africa.

Wednesday 18th July – Year 3 Working as Geographers Showcase

What a great atmosphere at our showcase! On Wednesday, the year 3 children finally got to share their geography learning with their families. They took their families on a tour of Anderson’s Meadow, showing off their hand-drawn maps, and worked together with their adults to identify the different creatures we found in the bushes and […]

Tuesday 17th July – Year 5 revisit their Wensum city walk

Year 5 bring their Working as Geographers project to an end by revisiting the city river walk they undertook at the start of the project.  Much has happened since then; much learning has taken place, and this was evident in the informed way that talked on the walk.  When they return to class they will […]

Family Fun Day Preparations

This week Nick Sanderson from the Broads Authority visited Year 4 in preparation for our Family Fun Day next week. The whole of Year 4 split into 5 groups in readiness for taking part in Geo caching, pond dipping, arts and crafts and rounders, which are some of the activities we want to run next week. […]

Year 3 learn how to filter dirty water

  Yesterday afternoon, Year 3 did some experiments to find out how to filter dirty water.  We got some REALLY dirty water and filtered it through coarse and fine sand.  We had lots of fun finding out whether coffee filters or paper towels did a better job of stopping the dirt from getting through.  We […]

Year 3 Trip Minibeast Survey at Anderson’s Meadow

On Tuesday, we all went to visit Anderson’s meadow, for the next part of our project. We worked with the Broads Authority to carry out a survey of the animals that live in different habitats by the river. We used traps and nets to find the animals, then used a key to try to identify […]

Friday 15th June – map reading

I don’t know where the children are, but plenty of evidence of map reading throughout the library and year 5 classrooms.

Yr5 Water Surveys- We need your help

After exploring water usage in Durban and looking at how water is being wasted, the children began conducting surveys based on questions they designed.   If you can help out, download our water survey below and bring back to school Monday 4th June. Water Survey