Autumn 1 – Year 2 – History Day, October 2023

On Friday 6th October, it was History Day for Year 2!

The children have been looking at the topic ‘Norwich’s Past’ and have been learning about castles and how they were made and the different parts of them, as well as the different jobs people may have had.

The children were invited to dress up as something historical and we were so impressed with the range of costumes! We were thrilled to see a range of costumes including knights, maids, jesters and Royal Kings and Queens! Many children had some wonderful homemade creations too, including swords and shields as well which was great to see!

During the day we were lucky to have a visit from Janet Marshall, focusing on Edith Cavell. Janet talked about Edith’s life and training, and how doctors made their own medicine. The children were able to ask questions and were particularly interested in how medicine had changed and how the shops were different. The children also worked in small groups to build a castle out of card, thinking about how to make it stand up, as well as include the different parts that they had learnt about including a drawbridge!