Nelson tidy up the garden 28/9/18

Today we weeded and pruned the garden ready for the winter months ahead. We also gathered the last of the harvest, which Armes class cooked in their cookery lesson. Finally, we planted some lovely new plants into the wooden planters on the play ground.

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..


Friday 6th July – Working as Historians comes to a close

We returned to St Barnabas Church on Friday afternoon to mark the end of our heritage lottery-funded Working as Historians project.  Our lads – heroes of Heigham was out summer term project last year that has continued across this year and ended with the visit to France and Belgium last month.  The school community convened in cool of the church to reflect on the project.  Neil Storey – project historian – talked about the lives of the lads at turn of the 20th century, Mr Hubery spoke about the changing face of Heigham, and 4 children from Y6 shared their reflections from Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.  All that remains is to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ernie Seaman’s death in September. He was Norfolk’s last VC and was a local lad.  To visit the project website please click here.


Thursday 5th July – Event at St Barnabas

Families are warmly invited to join us for the closing event to mark the end of our WW1 Working as Historians project: Our Lads – heroes of Heigham.  The event will be at St Barnabas Church and will start at 1.45pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.  You are welcome to take your children at the end of the event as long as they are signed out with their class teacher.  We hope to see you there.


Thursday 5th July – changes to parade times

Hi all,

As you will be aware, Norwich City Council has pushed back the parade start time in response to the football.  The new times are as follows:

4.30pm – 5.00pm:  assemble on Newmarket Road. Everyone needs to be in place by 5.00pm.  We are number 8 in the line up.

5.15pm:  final checks

6.00pm  parade starts

7.30pm: anticipated arrival time at the Magistrates Court Car Park.

All other details are the same as in the letter sent out last week.  A final text will be sent out tomorrow morning to parents of participating children.

See you there!

Me H

Sport at Wensum awarded Bronze!


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:
Increasing participation in Extra Curricular Sports
All children taking part in the Go run for fun at Eaton Park
Children taking part in competitions and festivals in a range of different sports
Increasing our participation in competitive sport and festivals to 100% of children
Taking part in the sports partnership Dance Show at Open
4 children competing in the School Games County Cross Country finals
Increasing participation in lunchtime and before school sport
Giving children the chance to make positive changes to their attitudes towards physical activity

With a total of 110 young people from Wensum competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:
The children who are always honest, kind and respectful when they represent our school in sport.
All of the staff that allow our children to access a range of sports and activities.
Every parent who comes to support and help with the activities that we provide our children.
The staff in the office who help to coordinate letters, transport and lunches.

Anyone who has helped on any of our sporting activities this year.

Without all of your support it would not have been possible to achieve all that we have this year.

We look forward to next year and moving on to achieving greater things with sport at Wensum Junior School!

Mr Whalen

PE Coordinator