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Sports Relief

We raised a wonderful £231.40 for Sports Relief this year.

During the week children designed obstacle courses, dressed up, made and sold cakes and learnt the Sports Relief song 'Step it Up' all to raise money for the charity who supports disadvantaged children in the UK and around the world through sports and other activities.

Well done to everyone involved!

Breakfast Club project on Watton’s great fire of 1674

A group of pupils from our Breakfast Club have produced art work to accompany a display in Watton Museum on the town’s great fire of 1674.

The activity saw the pupils carry out research into the fire and then complete their pictures.

Over 60 houses and other properties were burnt down in the fire, which struck on 25th April 1674.

John and Jackie Greenbrook from Watton Museum came into the school to meet the children and receive their pictures.  

The pupils’ vivid paintings are now featured within the museum’s display about the Great Fire.

Book Day

We had a super Book Day celebrating a love of reading at WJAW.

Children brought their favourite book to share with someone else in another year group, dressed as book characters and wrote more adventures for Emily Brown and the Thing.

Road Safety Magic Show

Pupils and staff were treated to a magic show with a difference on Friday 19th January.

Olly Day, a popular entertainer, performed a show that wowed staff and pupils alike whilst educating them on the importance of road safety. His tricks all had an important message related to remembering to 'Stop, Look and Listen' before you cross and how important it is to 'Be Seen to Be Safe'.

Pupils decorate model F-35 Lightning II for RAF Centenary

Pupils at Wayland Junior Academy Watton have contributed to preparations for next year’s Centenary celebration of the Royal Air Force by colourfully decorating a model of a F-35 Lightning II jet, which will go on display in the town from March until September next year.

The 4-feet long fibreglass model of the jet has been covered in more than 300 individually-coloured versions of the Wayland Junior logo, which is a letter ‘w’.  Some pupils incorporated words and phrases into their designs, to reflect the values of their school community or as messages of appreciation for the RAF.

Houses of Parliament Visit

On Wednesday, 8th November Year 6 went on a trip to The Houses of Parliament in Westminster.  Our day began very early (6:30 am) as we set off full of excitement and wonder at what we would see.  We arrived at 10:30, ate a quick snack and then waited to enter into the Houses of Parliament’s Education Centre.

Group 1 entered the building first and went to watch a film about how the Houses of Parliament was first formed and how it has adapted over the years.  While Group 1 watched the film, Group 2 began their tour.  After the film, Group 1 also toured the Palace of Westminster.

Enrichment Afternoons

Before October half-term, the children all had the opportunity to explore new and exciting learning in different classrooms. The children were mixed into groups of pupils from year three to year six and took part in an activity which looked a bit different to their everyday classroom learning. 

There was a range of activities as the photos show!

Everyone will get the opportunity to try the different activities and more during the school year.

We’re collecting Recycling Stars vouchers!

Wayland Junior Academy Watton is excited to be part of the Recycling Stars initiative in Watton and Carbrooke. 

Recycle the correct items in your black wheelie bin every fortnight and you will be rewarded with a recycling star voucher. Leave your vouchers in the collection box in our main reception to help raise money for the school.

Please donate your stars to Wayland Junior Academy Watton because if we reach our targets we will use the money to:

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Musical Medley Afternoon

On Thursday 14th September, year four, five and six were treated to an exciting percussion performance by talented musician Tony Parkinson who has also performed six times for HRH Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance.

Children and staff were treated to performance on a range of instruments including and electric drum kit which sounded just like a real one. Everyone was enthralled by the 'guess the intro' game and enjoyed perfromances which pupils could take part in.

Children said:

"It was so fun to watch."

"I liked taking part."

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