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Working as Artists Year 3 Blog 2017-18

Year 3 put on circus puppet shows

Today in Year 3 we had our first go at putting on a puppet performance about the circus.  We each made a character and stuck it onto a lollystick, and we created a circus backdrop.  We then made up a story where something dramatic happened to one of the characters.  Finally, we performed our puppet […]

Thursday 4th January – Circus 250 gets underway at Wensum

This term’s Working as Artists project got off to a flying start today with children across the school engaged in a range of circus-themed activities.  Year 3 worked really hard in small teams to create puppet characters and a story line for a short puppet show  that they showcase to their peers tomorrow morning.  Year […]

15th December – Circus 250 gets its official press launch

Norwich’s role in next year’s nationwide Circus 250 celebrations received its official press launch in today’s Evening News.  Wensum Junior School is very excited about being part of this project when we ‘work as artists’ in the spring term.  We will be resuming our partnerships with Lost in Translation, the Puppet Theatre and Sistema for […]

6th December – our second Science Fair celebrates excellence and enjoyment in science

A huge thank you to our wonderful children and staff and all our expert visitors who came together today to make our second science fair a triumph.  Today has truly celebrated the hard work, endeavour and curiosity of our 200 young scientists. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported; it was a superb turnout.  […]

Monday 4th December – Wensum prepares for Wednesday

I’ll leave the gallery to tell the story of the hard work going on around school today as Wensum prepares for Wednesday.  Enjoy.  

Secret blogger: we are scientists

These young scientists were so completely absorbed in their projects today some didn’t even notice the weather. Amazing work, Wensum Scientists! We can’t wait for Wednesday….

30th November – Wensum kids step up to the challenges of the Science Fair

A wonderful couple of days with children across the school working independently on their science fair presentation reports.  I’ve been based in Finchley class, who worked non stop from 9.15 – 3.15 today. They even wanted to work through lunch!  Out and about at lunchtime I also saw some great work in Year 5.  I […]

Friday 24th November – Cooking, Forest School, Eco Council, Working as Scientists and gardening in Year 3

A wonderful end to the week with Finchley. We started the day developing our scientific drawings, closely observing, the carefully adding colour and detail.  We then divided into two groups for cooking and Forest Schools.  In cooking we worked in teams to prepare a vegetable soup.  At lunchtime, the Eco Council started to create the […]

23rd November – Finchley unleash their inner scientists

Thank you Finchley class for truly ‘working as scientists’ this week as you have prepared for the upcoming Science Fair.  Your enthusiasm, interest and hard work have astounded me as you have carried out research to answer the scientific questions you recorded with Mr Wickens.  Having spent time yesterday discussing what ‘scientific research’ might look […]

Maths Competition!

Last Monday in assembly, we spoke about what great mathematicians have in common. These are: Being Resourceful, Being Curious, Being Collaborative, Being Resilient. The children will be practising these skills in some of their maths lessons during this half term (and throughout the year). There is a competition to design a character for each of […]