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Working as Historians Year 5 Blog 2016-17

Monthly Archive

Passchendaele 1917 – 2017

On 30 and 31 July, the UK Government in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the city of Ypres, the Municipality of Zonnebeke and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 will mark the centenary of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres. The official commemoration begins on the eve of 30 July with a traditional Last […]


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, […]


20.06.17 Year 5 Visit Gressenhall Workhouse and Dreamy Hollow WW1 Trenches

It’s been an interesting week for Y5, they explored life in a Victorian Workhouse at Gressenhall. Experienced lessons in a Victorian school – which they enjoyed! Then, visited original practise trenches for WW1 at Dreamy Hollow. The journey was long and warm, but the children behaved extremely well and enjoyed all the activities, hopefully they […]


19.06.17 Heigham Class are Estimating Mass

Measuring accurately is a useful life skill to develop with your child, in Heigham Class we were estimating and weighing rocks today. Have a go at some of these activities at home!  Show your child how you use kitchen scales to measure ingredients. Have your child weigh themselves on bathroom scales. Weigh other family members […]


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 […]


14.06.17 WW1 War Artist Paul Nash – Heigham Class

As you know, Heigham class has been researching aspects of WW1. Today they captured some of the elements of the World War One artist Paul Nash in their own work. They viewed works by Paul Nash, and photographic images of The Western Front then recorded aspects that they wished to recreate in their own work. […]


14.06.17 Yr5 Estimating, measuring and recording volume.

Year 5 practised estimating and measuring volume today. Luckily, it was warm and sunny, so our damp bits soon dried out! I think we surprised ourselves with our ability to estimate liquids using the variety of containers we selected!