Wednesday 5th December: Science Fair#3

Thanks to everyone involved in making our 3rd annual science fair such an amazing success.  Friends, families, partners, visiting experts, young STEM science students from CNS and many, many more – you all came together to make this truly a day to remember, bringing to a conclusion 10 weeks of hard scientific thinking and doing.   The children were full of such joy, enthusiasm and excitement; bursting to tell anyone who would listen all about their investigations.

A very special thanks to:

  • Mad Science
  • Anglian Water
  • City of Norwich School (CNS)
  • Norwich High School for Girls
  • Martin Rapley aka The Bugman
  • The Forum Norwich
  • Kinetic Science
  • Briar Chemicals
  • Norfolk Wildlife Trust
  • University of East Anglia

Enjoy the gallery.

Science Fair – Part 2

With workshops happening around the school including: CNS STEM students, The Planetarium, VR experiences, rainforest talks and Anglian Water – there is plenty to keep all the children busy and engaging in different areas of science.


Tuesday 4th December – we’re ready!

The day is nearly upon us.  Tomorrow sees the conclusion of 10 weeks hard work as scientists.  Your children have worked so hard and are so proud of all they have achieved.  Ms McConnell and I over heard a conversation between a child and a teacher as they walked down the corridor: “everyone’s so busy!” We look forward to welcoming special expert visitors tomorrow for the school showcase during the day, and then families at 3.15 for the family showcase.  Raffle tickets (£5) for the iPad will be available until 4.30pm.  See you tomorrow.

Monday 3rd December – two more sleeps!

Work started in the library today, moving furniture to clear space for our visitors; removing old work; tidying up; putting away books.  In amongst this children carried on with their projects.  Final preparations were being made in every classroom; in every corner; on every available surface.  Wednesday looks set to be another amazing celebration of science and scientific learning.

Friday 30th November – Only two days to go!

As Wednesday’s deadline looms, the pace quickens as children work hard to get the last few bits of work sorted for their projects.  Glossaries are checked, corrected, expanded.  Concepts are checked and challenged.  Reports are redrafted.  Final layouts are glued into place.  Wensum at its finest!  Enjoy the gallery.

Thursday 29th November – preparing for another great science fair

Great atmosphere around school today as children pushed on with the independent science projects.  Experiments in year 6; scientific glossaries in year 6; report writing in 3 and 5.  There was a real sense of purpose about the place and obvious enjoyment and engagement. Children at every corner wanting to share their new knowledge.  Enjoy the gallery.

Friday 9th November – Wensum remembers

On Friday children, families and some very special guests gathered at St Barnabas Church to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.  We were joined by representatives of the Norfolk Armed Services Covenant board and project historian Neil Storey.  We were also honoured to have Nick Humphrey with us.  Nick is the great grandson of Ernest Carey Humphrey, one of ‘our lads’ listed on the roll of honour.  He has been following our work via the project website and travelled over 100 miles to join us in remembrance. He was accompanied by his uncle.  The short service involved contributions for Ed Land, Ms McConnell, Mr Hubery and Neil Storey.  Year 6 delivered citiations for 9 men who were represented by 9 There But Not There silhouettes.