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Pupils decorate model Tornado 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 Tornado 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."

Time and Tide Museum

On Thursday 14th June a very excited group of Year 3 children made their way to the Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth.

We had an action packed day trying to save the Icenis from the Romans. We all had to learn how to fight like a Roman and an Iceni. We then learnt more about how Roman women lived and also listened to an Iceni story teller.

At the end of the day we had to put our fighting skills to the test as we had to scare the Romans away with a special chant and horns. As the children chanted, the Romans cowered and had no choice but to run away. 

Brilliant Club visit to Corpus Christi College

On Monday 12th June, twelve of our year five children had a fantastic visit to Cambridge to launch the Brilliant Club.

The Brilliant Club project runs for this term and means the children will take part in weekly tutorials with a PhD student before writing a 1000 word essay by the end of term. As a start to this, the children visited Corpus Christi College in Cambridge for the day.

Natural History Museum

On Friday 19th May, a large group of Year 5 and 6 children, along with many staff and parents, had an amazing day at The Natural History Museum in London.

Just seeing the skyscrapers, London Eye, Big Ben and The Thames from the bus windows was enough to set off squeals of excitement before we even arrived.

During the day, the children were fascinated by various galleries including a life size blue whale, dinosaur skeletons, an earthquake simulator, various gems, volcanoes, biology games and of course the shop!

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Google Expedition!

On Thursday 18th May, pupils travelled all around the world and into space through the wonders of virtual reality (VR) headsets. Google Education offer the opportunity for schools to take part in this project which allows pupils to explore the natural world, ancient monuments and beautiful cities amongst many other fascinating places.

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