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On the 26th September Wayland Junior Academy Watton joined in the UK's largest physical activity celebration. Children and staff came to school in PE kit or sports wear to take part in National Fitness Day.
The children and staff participated in regular brain breaks throughout the day, then at lunch time everyone took part in a mile walk, jog or run around the school field. Thank goodness the sun was shining!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.