A fantastic morning. The children enjoyed all of the activities and their behaviour was exemplary.
Armes class really enjoyed the school sports day.
As part of our “Working as Historians” project, Year 4 have recently been creating some of their own stories in response to the poem, “Flo of the Somme”.
This morning, Armes Class worked with Mrs Skeet to create a leaf and poppy to be added to a larger tapestry. As well as learning sewing skills, the children also learned a lot about resilience.
We learned that some soldiers learned to sew after World War 1 to help combat shell shock.
On a beautiful afternoon in the shadow of Cow Tower, 8 of our Year 6 children join local theatre company The Common Lot in their latest piece Come Yew In – A Proud History of Strangers in Norwich. Over the past few weeks they have been working with Duncan Joseph to develop a 5 minute piece based on stories of the Kinder transport in World War 2. Their piece then became one of the stories in the 90 minute performance. They are performing again at Peterson Park in Mile Cross at 7.30 on Tuesday evening. Well done to all involved and thanks to everyone who turned up to support them.
Year 4 start the epic task of entering information on ‘our lads’ onto the database. Each child will take responsibility for 4 ‘lads’. Attention to detail is of paramount importance as once it goes live the database will be a resource that anyone from around the world interested in the men from Heigham can search to find out more. We aim to get all 195 ‘lads’ onto the database by the end of term.
Today the children in Year 4 were visited by historian Neil Storey to learn more about what life was like in Heigham before 1914. We were able to look at photos of Heigham which told us more about schools, transport, homes and employment in the local area.
We also found out about King George’s visit to Norwich in 1911, and the Norwich floods in 1912.
Many of us have been wondering what life in Heigham would have been like in the early part of the 20th Century. Today we found out as we immersed ourselves in a wonderful series of hands-on activities, experiences and learning. Children moved through 7 different experiences – knit and natter; the seamstress, Victorian food, singing, clapping and playground games, toys and games, laundry and boot making, and Victorian photography – and came away with a rich understanding of the sights, sounds, smells of life over 100 years ago. The day ended with everyone gathering on the playground for a photograph and a rendition of God Save the King! A huge thank you to Neil and his amazing team for genuinely bringing the past to life for us all. Enjoy the gallery.
Children from across the school took part in the Sports Partnership athletics competition on Thursday.
Children took part in track and field events. We are still awaiting the results but here are some of the pictures from the day…