Thursday, 22 October 2015

WOW Newsletter

This half-term's Wonders of Wetheringsett celebratory newsletter is available here or via the letters tab on the website.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Cathedral Education Service

We were very proud of the members of the School Council and Ethos Committee who represented the school at the Education Service in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral yesterday. Joined by other church schools from the county, they processed at the beginning and end of the service and took part in the story of The Good Shepherd using the sheep puppets they had made. Hannah and Jess even got to shake the Bishop's hand!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Elsa, the Egyptologist!

Elsa, in Year 3, has always loved Ancient Egypt and knows a huge amount about it. It made sense then, for her to share this with Years 5 and 6 children who are currently learning about Ancient Egypt. So yesterday, Elsa was very brave and did a presentation for the older children. She admits that she was very nervous, but she did a fantastic job and we are all very proud of her. Well done Elsa!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Harvest Festival - and soup!

Our annual Harvest Festival took place in the church today. Children brought in boxes of produce that were sold after school  to raise money for WaterAid.

Each class performed a song, story or poem and after the service, parents came back to school with us to enjoy some soup made from the vegetables grown in the school garden and rolls baked by the children.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Science Day

At Wetheringsett last week, we were host to children from several local schools who took part in a full day of science activities. This is James's and Will's account of the activities:

On Tuesday 29th September, there was a Science Day at Wetheringsett Primary School. We were split into 3 groups (red, blue and green). The first activity was filtering water. First we had to shake up the swamp water, then we had to swap it into a different container and back again 10 times. Then we put a chemical into the water, stirred it for 5 minutes, and left it, keeping a record of our observations for 20 minutes. While we were waiting, we made a filter out of half a plastic bottle, some stones, sand and tissue.

The second activity was an Archimedes Screw, using a bottle, tube and water. We kept testing it for 20 minutes. The third and final activity was making a house of of straw, wood, boxes and tin foil. We got a watering can and flooded it.