Thursday 18th July – rehearsals

The weather forced us inside for our first stage of rehearsals for our show.  Duncan marked our the layout on the whiteboard before talking us through how the show will work. We then walked it through to get ourselves familiar with the sequence before we topped and tailed each element to get used to the cues.  After lunch we did a complete run through.  The children did really well at remembering the order of things. The main thing we need to work on tomorrow is volume!

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..


Wednesday 23rd May – Anglian Water workshop

Richard Parks from Anglian Water returned to Wensum this morning to deliver practical workshops to Year 5.  They revisited some key themes on water saving then took part in team tasks that allowed them explore news ways to save water.  They then had to make a pledge about what they would do immediately.  Richard will be back after half term as they start to prepare for the next phase of their project.  Enjoy the gallery.

Working as Geographers

We launched our Working as Geographers project today with the first of a two-day Romance Event.   Our Y3, 4 and 5 children took part in a carousel of activities.  The children:

  1. learned about what a river was in Mr Swan’s session entitled The River Wensum – from source to mouth
  2. made water droplet art with Mrs Kirkland
  3. made mini water cycle systems and created clouds with Richard Park from Anglian Water
  4. got the big picture about the planet’s water, what it was used for and why it was important to be more careful with it
  5. found out all about the county’s vital waterways in Norfolk Broads – past, present and future by Nick Sanderson from The Broads Authority

A huge thanks to Nick Sanderson from the Broads Authority and Richard Park from Anglian Water who joined us all day and will be working with us through the project.  It was a wonderful day that really engaged the children and introduced them to the big ideas,  themes and numbers associated with water.  Thanks to all involved.

Tomorrow we will all be walking along the wonderful River Wensum!


Working as Geographers