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Working as Artists Year 5 Blog 2017-18

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 […]


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 […]


Yr 5 Christmas Tree

This year, Yr 5 have volunteered to decorate a tree for the Christmas tree festival. 8 year 5 pupils walked to the church this morning with Ms McConnell and Miss Metcalf and decorated the tree with the decorations the children had made. They even managed to grab a hot chocolate afterwards.  


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 […]