In order to deepen our children's contextual understanding of this hugely significant era, each year group has chosen a focus for further study in order to explore the changes to our community over the last 100 years. Year 3 will look at what it was like to be a child in the early part of the 20th Century. Year 4 will investigate how the local area has changed over the last 100 years. Year 5 will look at how The Great War changed the role of women in society. This work will ensure their historical investigation has a clear 'sense of place' putting their investigation into 'our lad's' within a richer historical context, deepening their understanding of what life was like in our local community in the lead up to WW1, the impact of war on the families of ‘our lads’ and the legacies we are left with in the community today.
To support this work, Neil Storey curated a day of activities, experiences and talks at school to help the children deepen their understanding of what life in Heigham would have been like 100 years ago. Click here to visit the blog entry.