Date for your diary – Working as Historians Family Showcase

Hi all,

On Thursday 28th March we will be opening our classrooms up to families so that they can come and learn all about the amazing historical research the children have undertaken this term as part of our Working as Historians project.  The event will run from 1.30 – 3pm.  At this stage we don’t  know exactly what form the work will take so

further details to follow.  This event will be for all year groups.  Please book the date and time in your diary and we look forward to welcoming you.


Wednesday 5th December: Science Fair#3

Thanks to everyone involved in making our 3rd annual science fair such an amazing success.  Friends, families, partners, visiting experts, young STEM science students from CNS and many, many more – you all came together to make this truly a day to remember, bringing to a conclusion 10 weeks of hard scientific thinking and doing.   The children were full of such joy, enthusiasm and excitement; bursting to tell anyone who would listen all about their investigations.

A very special thanks to:

  • Mad Science
  • Anglian Water
  • City of Norwich School (CNS)
  • Norwich High School for Girls
  • Martin Rapley aka The Bugman
  • The Forum Norwich
  • Kinetic Science
  • Briar Chemicals
  • Norfolk Wildlife Trust
  • University of East Anglia

Enjoy the gallery.

Y4 Postcards for Peace

The beginning of this half term started with a visit to the Forum. The children worked on making postcards that will be sent to refugee children living in the UK and ‘Match Attack’ style cards that will be used in an exhibition entitled: Amnesty Football Welcomes. We also looked at some of the archives held in the Heritage Centre and found out about the ‘Strangers’ from Holland and Belgium that came across to Norwich in 1565. We found out that one in three people in Norwich around that time were from the ‘Low Countries’.

Thank you to Emma Skeet for inviting us to the Forum.

Monday 22nd January – Circus 250 project historian visits wensum

Lizzie, heritage researcher from The Forum, visited Wensum today to tell us all about some of the ‘peculiar tales’ from Norwich’s circus past.  Children listened to accounts of visits to our fine city by The Great Blondin and Tom Thumb; of Wombwell’s travelling menageries, and much, much more.  These stories were captured in newspaper stories, advertising play bills and illustrations.  Over the coming weeks, the children will be using these stories as inspiration as they prepare to write their own newspaper accounts of these extraordinary events.  The children holding the rulers were measuring out the ‘height’ of Tom Thumb – 33 inches!  Year 3 and 5 have their sessions tomorrow.


6th December – our second Science Fair celebrates excellence and enjoyment in science

A huge thank you to our wonderful children and staff and all our expert visitors who came together today to make our second science fair a triumph.  Today has truly celebrated the hard work, endeavour and curiosity of our 200 young scientists. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported; it was a superb turnout.  A special thank you also to the Friends for organising the refreshments, and everyone who contributed to the raffle.  Enjoy the gallery.