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Working as Historians Year 6 Blog 2018 - 19

Sunday 17th March – office launch of Anglia Square – a love story

The project Year 6 are working was officially launched last night.  Thanks to Mr Whalen, Lani, Pepper and Jack for coming along and talking to people about the work Y6 have been engaged in so far.  Great feedback.  Click here for a link to the eDP article.


Monday 11th March – Commonwealth Day flag raising

Today the School Council attended Norwich City Council’s flag raising to commemorate Commonwealth Day.  The event was lead by the Lord Mayor of Norwich Martin Schmierer.  After the Lord Mayor read the affirmation – a short speech that would have been read around the world in community and civic centres in the Commonwealth countries – […]


Thursday 4th March – Clive Lewis MP visits

A huge thanks to Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis @labourlewis who made time in his busy schedule to visit us and find out all about the work we are doing at Wensum. A passionate conversation about the state of education was followed by a tour of the school with a couple of our fab Yr6’s. Hopefully […]


Thursday 4th March – Working as Historians

Literary historian Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) was back in school today to work with the children to develop their plans for the upcoming Schools Research Conference.  She worked with small groups from Y4 and Y5 in the morning and then with Y3 this afternoon.  When I spoke with her at the end of the […]


Wednesday 27th February – Print to the People printmaking workshop

Print To The People are a Norwich-based artist-led social enterprise dedicated to the promotion and production of traditional printmaking techniques.  Today they led the first of two days of workshops as part of Y6’s Anglia Square project.  PTTP prepared silk screens using digital photographs taken by the children when they visited Anglia Square a couple […]


Year 6 – Anglia Square – 2nd site visit

As part of our follow up work, Year 6 visited Anglia Square for a second time this week. We went with the purpose of completing customer surveys, employing our new photography skills and undertaking a historical walk. Part 1 – Led by Miss Lewis, the children completed questionnaires with members of the public to help […]


Year 3/Year 6 NRICH activity

On Tuesday, Year 3 and Year 6 teamed up to solve the Maths NRICH problem- I am eight. As Year 6 had already had a go at the problem, they used their knowledge to help the Year 3s to come up with as many ways for themselves, using a number of resources to help them.


Trip to St Peter Mancroft Church

On Monday the 28th, 17 Year 6 children were invited to walk to the St Peter Mancroft church to find out more about the Holocaust Memorial day.  We were welcomed by  Dr Fiona Haworth  and also met Rabbi Roderick- he read some hymns in Jewish for us which were later translated into English. We also […]


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 […]