Thetford pupils hunt out local history in Anglo-Saxon project
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.”