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Monday 11th March – Commonwealth Day flag raising

Today the School Council attended Norwich City Council’s flag raising to commemorate Commonwealth Day.  The event was lead by the Lord Mayor of Norwich Martin Schmierer.  After the Lord Mayor read the affirmation – a short speech that would have been read around the world in community and civic centres in the Commonwealth countries – […]


Friday 8th March – Turner get gardening

There are loads of jobs to do as we extend our garden. Digging, planting, tidying, shoveling, weeding, the list goes on.


Thursday 4th March – Clive Lewis MP visits

A huge thanks to Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis @labourlewis who made time in his busy schedule to visit us and find out all about the work we are doing at Wensum. A passionate conversation about the state of education was followed by a tour of the school with a couple of our fab Yr6’s. Hopefully […]


Thursday 4th March – Working as Historians

Literary historian Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) was back in school today to work with the children to develop their plans for the upcoming Schools Research Conference.  She worked with small groups from Y4 and Y5 in the morning and then with Y3 this afternoon.  When I spoke with her at the end of the […]


Turner Class get gardening

Today in gardening we planted salad vegetables (for example tomatoes, cucumbers, french beans).  We also planted blue squash, sweet peppers and basil. When we planted them we had to remember to put compost in the mini-greenhouse trays.  Some seeds had to be planted deep, and some planted high in the compost.  We also found out […]


Year 5 ’empty classroom day’ part 3- Forest Schools

And so, to finish our ’empty classroom’ day, Turner Class spent the afternoon taking part in Forest Schools.  Here are some photos of the amazing things we did. We finished the session sitting around the fire eating dampers covered in jam, and the cheese scones we made during our morning cookery lesson.


Year 5 ’empty classroom day’ part 2- cookery

After outdoor maths, we all went to the cookery room.  Here we worked together to make fruit scones and cheese scones. We had to measure the ingredients carefully (although those of us making cheese scones decided we wanted them extra cheesy and used five times the amount of cheese stipulated in the recipe!) and follow […]


Year 5 ’empty classroom day’ part 1- outdoor maths

Today at Wensum is Empty Classroom day.  We embraced this in Year 5 by doing our maths learning in the tree circle and on the field. Some of us found 2D shapes, some of us estimated and measured 100 steps, some of us found acute angles in the trees, some of us made a fraction […]


The continuing Forest School adventures of Year 5…

Today Turner Class had another fantastic Forest School! First, we worked as teams to carefully move heavy logs that are going to be placed inside the tree circle. Then, a few of us did some wood chip moving (by wheel barrow) while the rest of us did activities inside the tree circle.  We had a […]


Turner Class have a wild time in the Forest!

Here are a selection of images from today’s forest school session in Turner Class.  We did some fabulous co-operative den building.  We explored the frozen pond and enjoyed handling and exploring the chunks of ice that we fished out.  Using long sticks, we were able to fish out algae, and Mr Wickens asked us to […]