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Geographers Working as Geographers Year 5 Blog 2017-18

Monday 23rd April – Y5 create maps to illustrate Friday’s walk

One of our Working as Geographers skills is to be able to create and modify maps based on field observations.  Today, Y5 did just that, creating beautifully illustrated and annotated maps of their river walk through the city.  Cartography (the science of creating maps) is both ancient and invaluable to our understanding of the world around […]

Friday 20th April – first fresh produce sale

This afternoon saw our first sale of fresh produce.  Eggs have been carefully collected and stored this week, and the salad was harvested in the afternoon to ensure maximum freshness.  We had 36 fresh eggs, mixed salad leaves and radishes to sell.  Everything went in 8 minutes and we raised £14 which will go back […]

Year 5 River Wensum Walk

Today, Year 5 explored their section of the river. The children looked at New Mills, Coslany St Miles, Duke St Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Fye Bridge, Whitefriars Bridge, Peter’s Bridge, Cow Tower, Bishop Bridge and Pull’s Ferry. at each stop, the children had to write down what they saw, smelt and heard and what they noticed […]

Working as Geographers

We launched our Working as Geographers project today with the first of a two-day Romance Event.   Our Y3, 4 and 5 children took part in a carousel of activities.  The children: learned about what a river was in Mr Swan’s session entitled The River Wensum – from source to mouth made water droplet art with […]

Welcome Pablo the hare!

Our final hare design for the GoGO hare trail later this year in Norwich was unveiled this morning. Our hare has been based on Circus 250 and the work of Peter Blake. The school has decided to call our hare Pablo. We think it suits him! We will let you know when Pablo is settled […]

Norfolk Welcomes.

This morning Mr Wigg delivered an assembly to all of Wensum Junior celebrating Norfolk Welcomes – a day to action on displacement in schools across the county. We talked about what a refugee is and how we can welcome then in our school and community. Over the following week we will be talking about this […]

Monday 16th April – Circus 250 flag design workshop

Ali Pretty from Kinetica and local artist Kate Munro visited the school today to work with a group of 16 children to start designing the flags needed for the procession. Working from drawings and designs made by children across the school they selected the images they liked the most and enlarged them before tracing theimages […]

Monday 16th April – Eco Council back in action

Making the most of the lovely weather and a renewed sense of purpose in the garden after a long winter the Eco Council convened to get to work in the poly tunnel.  They watered the veg, weeded and harvested the remainder of the radishes. These will be bagged up and on sale by the end […]

Saturday 14th April – harvesting the first of the winter salads

What started as a plan to spend a couple of hours tidying the poly tunnel ended in a mini harvest of the winter salads and setting up some experiments to find the best way to store freshly picked salad leaves so we can share them with our families.  Thanks to Tom and Oli for helping […]

Wednesday 28th March – Working as Artists showcase

The day that seemed so far in the future finally arrived and what a day it was.  We were treated to a stunning showcase of all the hard work the children have done over the last term under the banner of Circus 250.  Scroll down as there are galleries for each year group. Enjoy. 11.30 […]