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The Big Sing

Staff and pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable day out together participating in the Big Sing. Blessed with beautiful weather, 260 excited children piled into coaches in the morning of May 3rd in anticipation of the big day ahead.

 

We had all been preparing for months in advance, learning songs, practising harmonies and even some dance choreography. It was fantastic to finally get to showcase our hard work with hundreds of other schools from all across Norfolk.

 

Egyptians at Norwich Castle

On Friday 27th April, Year 3 visited Norwich Castle. We had a great day taking a step back in time to explore life as an Ancient Egyptian. We were lucky enough to handle real artifacts, see a really mummy and make our own Egyptian jewellery. It was exciting to travel to the Castle Museum on buses and enjoy a day out as a year group.

Recycling Stars

We are pleased to announce that all our hard work in collecting recycling stars means we have raised £500 for the school. Not only is this great news for the school but also for the environment as Breckland Council have reported a significant improvement in recycling in the area!

The money will be spent improving the outdoor eating and learning area for use this Summer.

Thank you to everyone who helped us collect the stars.

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.

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