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Maple Room Working as Historians

This week in Maple

This week we have been very busy again! We have been learning more about Norwich during world war 2, cooking, doing forest schools and PE as well as all our maths and reading and writing. Soup and bread We made our own tomato soup and bread rolls. We sat together and enjoyed the meal at […]


Take Cover!

21st January 2020 What a fantastic day! Heigham class have been exploring the school grounds and the rich history of Wensum School. Did you know that we had 10 Air Raid Shelters in the playing field in WW2! Heigham class have been working as historians discovering where these shelters were. They were big. From old […]


Exploring what identity and nationality means 14.01.20

Today, we have been exploring what the definitions of nationality and identity are. We have all shared 3 important things to us. There were pictures, toys, certificates, teddies and lots of other items! We also were creating families with images of people and we decided that a family is a group of humans that love […]


WWII Artefacts romance day 06.01.20

Year 5 had a special day where they were in groups and learnt about WWII. This particular group was learning about different historical artefacts that were used in this time. One of the artefacts was a gas mask which people used to protect themselves from deadly gasses. The masks had special yellow bags in which to […]


First week back!

This week we have been looking at our new topic, we have been learning about what it means to be a historian. We looked at toys that children would have got for Christmas over the last 100 years and tried to work out which were the oldest and which were the newest. We used skills […]


Year 4 History Walk Thursday

We walked into the city to look for clues that told us buildings were old. We went to Elm Hill, The Cathedral, St Peter Mancroft and St Andrews. The walk was very tiring, but it was actually very interesting as well (Isla). As you were walking through Elm Hill, if you looked at the roofs, […]


Rationing in Year 5. 06.01.20

We are studying what life was like in WWII this term.  On Monday we investigated how much food people would get in the war. We found out that rationing started because they didn’t have enough food for everyone. People were only allowed  2oz butter ,8oz sugar,  2oz cheese ,4oz  bacon and ham ,40z marg ,3 pints milk , 2oz tea […]


Romance day 1: cooking. 6.01.20

For year 5’s Working as Historians project it was decided to look at WW2 . For our romance event we looked at food rationing and recipes cooked during that time. We cooked raspberry snow and tasted Norfolk pudding. We used sago, milk, water, jam and sugar to make raspberry snow. We didn’t taste the raspberry […]


Anglia Square – A Love Story. Dream it, plan it, achieve it – Project reflection

Where do I start… well to be very precise, the story started for us on the 29th March 2018.┬áThis is my reflection and a timeline of our project. I hope that it shares our work and gives you a better understanding of how we get from a dream to achieving! Rob March 2018 It was […]


In Maple this week

Thrive This week the UEA drama students did 2 workshops with us. We played lots of fun confidence building games and made some funny sketches where we had to translate someones made up language. We also created our own short miming scripts about our mornings.   Forest schools We used natural materials to dye our […]