Thursday 27th September – Refill Norwich and Anglian Water

Richard Park from Anglian Water and representatives of the Refill Norwich initiative visited Wensum to interview the children about their views on water use, recycling and plastic.  The children got the opportunity to talk about their learning from last term’s Working as Geographers project and our links with the Eco Champs in Durban.  Click here to find out more about the Refill Initiative. Click below to watch the short film the team made of their visit to our school.


Wednesday 18th July – Year 3 Working as Geographers Showcase

What a great atmosphere at our showcase! On Wednesday, the year 3 children finally got to share their geography learning with their families. They took their families on a tour of Anderson’s Meadow, showing off their hand-drawn maps, and worked together with their adults to identify the different creatures we found in the bushes and the river. The children were so proud of their work, and everyone got totally stuck in. A big thanks to all families who could make it, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!   

Tuesday 17th July – Year 5 revisit their Wensum city walk

Year 5 bring their Working as Geographers project to an end by revisiting the city river walk they undertook at the start of the project.  Much has happened since then; much learning has taken place, and this was evident in the informed way that talked on the walk.  When they return to class they will redo their map, picking up WaG that focuses on modifying maps.

Family Fun Day Preparations

This week Nick Sanderson from the Broads Authority visited Year 4 in preparation for our Family Fun Day next week.

The whole of Year 4 split into 5 groups in readiness for taking part in Geo caching, pond dipping, arts and crafts and rounders, which are some of the activities we want to run next week.

Nick got everyone  Geo Caching (digital orienteering) , Mr Wild helped the children make butterflies and dragonflies, Mrs Hornsby got the groups pond dipping and Miss Fiddament got the children active playing rounders.

Hopefully now the children have done this they will be well prepared to teach all the families these activities themselves..


Year 3 learn how to filter dirty water


Yesterday afternoon, Year 3 did some experiments to find out how to filter dirty water.  We got some REALLY dirty water and filtered it through coarse and fine sand.  We had lots of fun finding out whether coffee filters or paper towels did a better job of stopping the dirt from getting through.  We also enjoyed learning about how water from our rivers is made clean enough to drink.  (P.S. the pictures were all taken by a member of our class!)

Year 3 Trip Minibeast Survey at Anderson’s Meadow

On Tuesday, we all went to visit Anderson’s meadow, for the next part of our project. We worked with the Broads Authority to carry out a survey of the animals that live in different habitats by the river. We used traps and nets to find the animals, then used a key to try to identify what they were. Look at the pictures to see some of the animals we found!