We are scientists…

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists….

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists…

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

Building our own instruments

After a 6 week introduction to Samba with our Brazilian Samba tutor Duda, Year 6 started the next phase of their work by building their own Samba percussion instruments. Hammers, nails, pliers, bench hooks, (hundreds of) beer bottle tops and much laughter, kids started work by making their own Ganza which is a Samba shaker. They will be continuing this work over the coming weeks, building a range of different percussion pieces. It was a lovely atmosphere; really focussed and happy. Can’t wait for the performance!

A strong voice for young people

Democracy at Wensum has had a reboot. Under the banner of ‘a strong voice for young people’ (an immediate priority for Norwich City Council through their ambitious 2040 City Vision) democracy is alive and well at our school. To find out more about how it is organised; read meeting minutes and see photos of us at work, please visit the Democracy page on the school website or click here.

Gardening underway again

It’s been great to work with year teams this week as they push on with a range of jobs in the gardens around school.

Year 3: On Monday the kids were in learning about the Eatwell plate and finding out about what makes a healthy balanced diet. This ties in with this weeks unit on the digestive system. They will be using this learning to choose what to grow for themselves

Year 4: Tash and I worked with a group clearing up the polytunnel. We harvested the last remaining tomatoes and dug up some very oddly shaped carrots! We then dug over the beds to get them ready for the new growing season.

Year 6: Michelle, Paul and I worked with Year 6 to weed the beds and pathways at the front of school. We planted some heather and started to cover the beds with leave mould. A small group worked together to start building a bug hotel.

I will be working with Year 5 tomorrow. Can’t wait. Enjoy the gallery.

Pete