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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 […]


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 28th March – Family Showcase

Thanks to everyone who joined us this afternoon to celebrate the amazing achievements of our young historians.  It was a busy afternoon with packed classrooms as families sat alongside children to listen to the presentations.  One teacher commented on the lovely ‘vibe’ around school, while another reflected on how much shared joy there was in […]


Wednesday 27th March – Schools Research Conference

What an amazing day!  I’ll let the gallery do the talking, but I would just like to extend a huge thank you to Avenue Junior School who joined us for the day and both presented their historical research and listened to others present their work.  I’d also like to thank Simon, Duncan and Charlie for […]


Tuesday 26th March

With the children gone for the day, the teachers stayed on to get the school ready for the big day.  Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming children and staff from Avenue Junior School as they join us for our inaugural Schools Research Conference.  


Tuesday 26th March – nearly there

Fantastic day today.  Rehearsals for the performance of Come Yew In! with Charlie; interviews with Duncan; last minute corrections, adaptations, script changes. We ended the day with a rousing performance of CYI!  We all left with smiles on our faces and that curious mixture of excitement and trepidation….


Monday 25th March – Research Conference: final preparations

Two days to go and there is a real sense of purpose around school; purpose and no small amount of panic, as the children finalise preparations for Wednesday.


Thursday 21st March – pupil lanyards for the research conference


Working as Historians – WJS gets ready for the schools research conference

Some say that it’s Wensum at it’s best.  Certainly the two weeks leading up to the end of project showcase mark a significant increase in focus, sense of purpose and urgency as children get themselves ready.  In classrooms and corridors across the school children are finishing boards, refining scripts, rehearsing, drafting and redrafting.  As American […]


Sunday 17th March – office launch of Anglia Square – a love story

The project Year 6 are working was officially launched last night.  Thanks to Mr Whalen, Lani, Pepper and Jack for coming along and talking to people about the work Y6 have been engaged in so far.  Great feedback.  Click here for a link to the eDP article.