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Wednesday 10th July – CYIA! drama workshops

Duncan from The Common Lot returned to WJS today to start working with classes to develop dramatic responses to the migration stories.  These dramatic interludes will sit in between the songs in the show and will ensure that all 7 of the original stories are represented in the performance.  Children read back through the stories […]


Tuesday 9th July – circus showcase

The three circus skills groups from Dolphin, Armes, Turner and Sycamore held their showcase today.  They met at 11am to finalise routines and carry out last minute rehearsals then presented to the rest of the school in the main hall at 2.30pm.  Three superb routines displaying high levels of teamwork, athleticism, resilience and bravery.  A […]


Busy weekend for our young artists

Lord Mayor’s Parade and Anglia Square – a love story.  Over 85 of our kids and their families were involved in two big arts events this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, despite clouds and rain, 80 of our kids turned up on Newmarket Road ready to play their full part in the wonderful Lord Mayor’s Celebration […]


Lord Mayor’s Parade – last day of preparations

Costumes, props and puppets have been allocated, named and boxed up and ready to be loaded into the van.  The tower has been disassembled and the batteries are on charge.  Final rehearsal on the playground to synch up the digital soundscapes, samba, dance and processing puppets.  It was hot, heavy work but it looked amazing. […]


Lord Mayor’s parade – final preparations

Final preparations this week with a full rehearsal on Wednesday on the playground.  Thursday is a day of rest before our last run through on Friday morning ahead of the big day this Saturday.


Sports Day 2019

Sports day was held last Friday with all children in the school taking part in a range of sporting activities. All children were amazing and thank you to all of the families that came along to support the children. It was a really wonderful morning of sport. After the sports were over we held our […]


Lord Mayor’s parade – final preparations

Maple class working on the coral netting to cover the sound system; dance rehearsals; samba and digital; Ray on tower technicals and deconstruction.  We have our first full dress parade rehearsal tomorrow. Thursday is a flex day for adjustments and Friday is final rehearsal and pack up ready for the big day.  Can’t wait!


Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 8

Year 5 and Maple class enjoy a morning making sea creature puppets; the dancers make their costumes; the samba band rehearses with our digital soundscapers.  There was a wonderful atmosphere around school today.  Purposeful, creative, engaged. Sports Day tomorrow and then back to workshops on Monday as we move into our final week of preparations […]


Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 7

Year 4 made sea creature puppets; the dancers and samba band met for the first time and started to coordinate their routines; costumes were created and refined; finishing touches were applied to the mighty tower costume.  10 days to go!  


Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 6

We had a lovely email into school today from a member of the local community who said how much she was enjoying the samba and also to let us know we are in the Evening News.  11 days to go!