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Working as Historians Year 3 Blog 2016-17

Monthly Archive

Finchley get tapestry work all sewn up!

Today we had our second sewing session with local artist Emma Skeet.  We made leaves and letters to add the tapestry that will go on display in St Barnabas Church at the end of term.  We got to see the tapestry which contains the poppies we made last week- it looks amazing! Everyone did really […]


Dolphin Class Tapestry with Emma Skeet

Today, Dolphin Class had their second tapestry workshop. In World War 1, soldiers would do tapestry to regain their motor skills in damaged arms. They would use the time to chat and relax, in peace and quiet, to get over shellshock. We have spent 2 workshops learning to sew and do basic embroidery stitches. Many […]


Sunday 2nd July – 8 Y6 children perform in ‘Come Yew In’ with The Common Lot

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 […]


Friday 30th June – data entry begins

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 […]


Friday 23rd June – Victorian living comes to Wensum

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, […]


Year 3 visit Gressenhall Museum

Today we enjoyed a very hot and sunny trip to Gressenhall Museum of Rural Life. When we arrived we met Rachel, a Gressenhall workhouse resident.  With her was a very strict Victorian school teacher!  We spilt into 2 groups and spent time with both people: Rachel showed us round the workhouse and helped us to […]


School Sports Athletics Competition 2017

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…


Thursday 15th June – Y5 complete first major historical research task

Y5 reconvened today to complete the research task tracking down missing biographical information for our ‘folder of the fallen’. Some new faces joined those trained up on Tuesday and through hard work, determination and no little perseverance, they completed the task. We now have biographical information for all those men for whom the information still […]


Monday 5th June – Children work as historians to gather information on our fallen ‘lads’

Year 3 started the new half term working as historians to search an online database for details of the lads from the roll of honour. With only the most basic information to guide them, they searched the Commonwealth War Graves website to identify the lads and save certificates for each of our fallen. They had […]


Friday 26th May – It’s the turn of Y3 to explore their city’s WW1-era heritage

On the hottest day of the year so far, Y3 make the journey into Norwich to explore aspects of their city’s heritage related to our Working as Historians project. Like Y4 and 5 before them they visited the Heritage Centre and Bridewell Museum, and took a tour of WW1-era sites around the city centre. When […]