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Maple Room Working as Historians

Maple class this week

Raise a Glass verse 1 Come with me to Caistor, to see the Roman town Although it’s very quiet, there’s history all around Lets catch the boar to Norvic, to where the crossroads meet. This week we have been looking at verse one of our ‘Come you in’ song. We have researched Caistor St Edmunds and learnt […]


Romance Event – Earlham Cemetery 4th January 2019

As part of year 3’s working as historians romance event we went on a walk to Earlham Cemetery. The children focused on what they could see and how they thought the area could have changed over time. The children looked at head stones and focused on finding the earliest date they could see, clues as […]


Year 5- walking as Historians

On Friday morning, the whole Year 5 walked to Magdalen Street.  We walked the whole length of this ancient street to look for evidence of different cultures and for evidence that the street was built in different times in history. Magdalen Street is the focus of our Working as Historians REAL project and is located […]


Romance Walk Year 4

This morning, Nelson and Armes classes went for a very long walk around Historic Norwich – 7km! We had Eye Spy sheets to help us to spot historic buildings and hidden items. Our first stop was Strangers Hall, on St Benedicts Street – we saw the typically Tudor brickwork and timber framed windows. These photos […]


Year 6 – Working as Historians – Romance Days

On Thursday 3rd – All of Year 6 set off on a walk to visit the local area that surrounds Anglia Square. Our main aim was to carry out historical observations and collect a range of photographs that showed different perspectives of the area. We covered a wide area in two different walks and made […]


Come Yew In! Romance Day 1: Thursday 3rd January

What a start back to the new year.  Year 3, 4 and 5 were joined by Duncan and Charlie from The Common Lot,  Jeannette Baxter from Anglia Ruskin University, and very special guest Professor Kirby-Beden to launch the project.  After an introductory assembly where the irrepressible Prof K-B gave us a whistle-stop tour through 900 […]


Thursday 13th December – Circus and print making workshop

As part of the city’s Circus 250 celebrations, our friends, the Norwich-based circus company Lost in Translation, hosted a day of circus skills and traditional print making.  40 children spent the day at LiT’s Oak Circus Centre base on Coslany Street.  Matt led heritage sessions on juggling, trapeze and trampoline before leading workshops in these […]


Friday 9th November – Wensum remembers

On Friday children, families and some very special guests gathered at St Barnabas Church to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.  We were joined by representatives of the Norfolk Armed Services Covenant board and project historian Neil Storey.  We were also honoured to have Nick Humphrey with us.  Nick is the […]


Friday 6th July – Working as Historians comes to a close

We returned to St Barnabas Church on Friday afternoon to mark the end of our heritage lottery-funded Working as Historians project.  Our lads – heroes of Heigham was out summer term project last year that has continued across this year and ended with the visit to France and Belgium last month.  The school community convened in cool […]


Thursday 5th July – Event at St Barnabas

Families are warmly invited to join us for the closing event to mark the end of our WW1 Working as Historians project: Our Lads – heroes of Heigham.  The event will be at St Barnabas Church and will start at 1.45pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.  You are welcome to take your children at […]