Year 5 pupils from Turner class received their own personal dictionaries today from Tony Darwood and Bridget Youngs (Rotary Club).

All year 4 and 5 pupils will receive these over the next few days.

Thank you very much.

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.

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.


Friday 6th July – the garden post

Thanks to Mr Swan, Andy, Michelle and Heigham class for getting stuck in in the garden.  Bolted salad was picked, tomatoes thinned and staked, cabbages planted, and squash plants put into the the new bed outside the polytunnel.  The crops in the keyhole garden are also coming on.  Our main aim is to get autumn harvest crops in so they can be used in cooking from September.

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