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Gardening Year 4 Blog 2017-18

Shout out for gardening materials

If you have any empty 2 litre plastic bottles and egg boxes please can you bring them into school so we can use them for gardening.  Also, any unwanted pots, planters, gardening tools and materials would also be gratefully received.  Please see Mr Hubery on the gate or leave with Mr Wild (Armes class). Thanks


Nelson class start Forest Schools and cooking – Friday 12th January

Nelson class started their half term of cooking and Forest Schools.  In cooking they prepared a seasonal vegetable soup, learning how to use a range of kitchen equipment to prepare the vegetables safely.  In Forest School they explored the outside space before scavenging for materials to build their own tools.  Enjoy the gallery.


Armes Class- Gardening

Today we had our very first gardening session which took place in the poly tunnel on the field. We were lucky enough to have some expert guidance from Mr McConnell, who showed us how to be an excellent gardener.  Here is what we have to say about our first lesson- Marianna- “if you have clean […]


Number Sandwiches

On Thursday 4th January, Y4 had a go at an NRICH task entitled ‘Number sandwich’. We were successful finding the correct sandwich for 3s and 4s but got stuck with 5s. However, the children displayed great perseverance trying to solve the problem, trying out different ideas based on ones that had failed. This problem is […]


Circus skills in Year 4

Today Year 4 took part in a circus activity day involving acrobatics, juggling, art work and a brief history of circus.


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 […]


Y4 Christingle

Y4 spent part of this morning making Christingle oranges for the St Barnabas Church Christingle service to be held this Sunday (17th December).


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.