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Thursday 15th February – ‘Our Lads’ website goes live

The project website for ‘Our Lads –  the heroes of Heigham‘ has gone live today.  Please take a few minutes to look through it.  I’m sure you’ll agree that the quality of the work the children undertook as they ‘worked as historians’ is hugely impressive.  There will be a formal event to mark the end […]


Year 5 Opera Week 5

Week 5 This week, the writers and musicians merged together to start putting music to the lyrics. Meanwhile the production crew measured the hall and started developing a stage and seating map. The designers have created looks for each character ready to start costume work after half term. Auditions were also held for the main […]


Year 5 Mathematicians

Whilst I was away, Mr Hubery took over. They played ‘Dicey Operations’ where the dice control what the question is going to be. Here is an example where the dice makes subtraction difficult but Turner Class take the challenge head on.  


1st February – Working as Artists

Please enjoy the gallery of photographs from today’s workshop sessions. Circus coaches from Lost in Translation were in to work with Year 6. The children have selected their specialist skills (juggling, tumbling and acrobatics, hula hoops) and had their first session today working in these new  groups.  Sistema Norwich tutors were in to work with […]


Year 5 Opera Week 4

The writers have finished the writing and they worked with the musicians with music. The designers have come up with a circus stage plan. The musicians are finalising song overtures The production team have finished their poster and ticket designs and are working on invitations.


Tuesday 30th January – we are mathematicians

While I was waiting to leave school with Dolphin class on The Big Bird Watch, I took my camera out to capture some maths…  


Year 5 Opera Week 3

This week Yr5 have been working their socks off. Writers are continuing to turn the story into song lyrics- ensuring that meter and rhyme are perfect. The lyrics will soon be put into music. They have also been working on jokes to do with the pasta which will run throughout the opera Producers have been […]


Year 5 Opera Project Week 2

This week: Designers were looking at how circus makes us feel Writing lyrics for the performance Producers were finishing logos and finding inspiration for the poster. Musicians were making music with Garage band.


Year 5 Opera project week one

Today, year 5 started there work on the opera. They were split into 4 groups: Designer, Musician, Production and Writers. The writers are starting to write the script. The musicians are starting to write the songs. Production are fiddling with the logo to make it perfect for the opera. The designers are looking at mood, […]


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 […]