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 in the oldest part of Norwich.  In February we will be returning to explore the Viking history of this area.

To support your child’s learning, it would be great if you could talk to them about what they can remember (in particular- how do they know that different buildings were built at different times?) and what they most enjoyed.

Year 5 start to learn about earth and space

Year 5 started workings as scientists by doing activities about earth and space.  Yesterday we tested a variety of rocks using hand lenses and magnifying glasses.  We went out on the playground and used chalk to map out the solar system.  Today we watched a video about Galileo and Copernicus and had a vote about who was the greatest astronomer before doing space art based on the work of abstract artist Peter Moore.


Year 5 pupils from Turner class received their own personal dictionaries today from Tony Darwood and Bridget Youngs (Rotary Club).

All year 4 and 5 pupils will receive these over the next few days.

Thank you very much.

Tuesday 17th July – Year 5 revisit their Wensum city walk

Year 5 bring their Working as Geographers project to an end by revisiting the city river walk they undertook at the start of the project.  Much has happened since then; much learning has taken place, and this was evident in the informed way that talked on the walk.  When they return to class they will redo their map, picking up WaG that focuses on modifying maps.

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 of the church to reflect on the project.  Neil Storey – project historian – talked about the lives of the lads at turn of the 20th century, Mr Hubery spoke about the changing face of Heigham, and 4 children from Y6 shared their reflections from Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.  All that remains is to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ernie Seaman’s death in September. He was Norfolk’s last VC and was a local lad.  To visit the project website please click here.


Friday 6th July – the garden post

Thanks to Mr Swan, Andy, Michelle and Heigham class for getting stuck in in the garden.  Bolted salad was picked, tomatoes thinned and staked, cabbages planted, and squash plants put into the the new bed outside the polytunnel.  The crops in the keyhole garden are also coming on.  Our main aim is to get autumn harvest crops in so they can be used in cooking from September.