Today we went outside to do some gardening. We planted sunflowers, pumpkins, marigolds and sweet peppers. We dug up potatoes, beetroot and carrots so that we could clear an area for new plants. We also added more mushroom compost to the raspberry plants. Lily, Kody and Krzysztof
Today, we have had Phil and his team come to Wensum. The children have all started making their spoons, by whittling silver birch and making wind charms by collecting natural materials. Luckily, they could use their benders as a workshop to stay dry. Elspeth said, “I really enjoyed whittling with the knifes and holding the […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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….
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.