Thetford pupils hunt out local history in Anglo-Saxon project

Class of the Week - Foxes class (Year 5) at Norwich Road Academy have made a model of an Anglo-Saxon village. Class teacher Claire Tharby-Brown ANL-150505-193257009
Class of the Week - Foxes class (Year 5) at Norwich Road Academy have made a model of an Anglo-Saxon village. Class teacher Claire Tharby-Brown ANL-150505-193257009
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Year Five students at Norwich Road Academy, in Thetford, have been hunting out the history of their area.

Foxes class spent the last half-term learning about the Anglo-Saxons, the geography of the areas they settled in, the houses they built and the trades they were employed in.

As a final task, the 30 pupils were given Anglo-Saxon names and trades and worked in groups to reconstruct an Anglo-Saxon house.

Claire Tharby-Brown, class teacher, said: “The outside of their houses had to show what their particular trade was.

“Building the village was a way of embodying and incorporating all they had learned, about the houses, trades and geography.

“Giving them names really helped, as it allowed them to immerse themselves in it.”