Schools information

The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is developing materials to support school visits to our sites, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England, and with the help of volunteers.

The Roman Period KS2

On this page you will find support material for site vists to Caistor Roman Town, just outside Norwich; and Burgh Castle Roman Fort, near Great Yarmouth.

The materials focus on life during the Roman Period - perfect for supporting the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, as well as aspects of Geography, English and a little bit of Maths. 

 

Support for schools

The Trust’s trained volunteers can help schools study the Roman period in the following ways:

In-school visit: our volunteers can visit your school to introduce pupils to the Roman Period using real archaeological finds. 

Site visits: Volunteers can help schools explore the our Roman period sites with a choice of potential activities which are either school-led or volunteer-led, which can be pre-booked, subject to volunteer availability.

Please be aware that our services for schools are undertaken by volunteers. Although we will try hard to fit in with your requirements regarding dates and numbers of activities, it will not always be possible to provide this.

Schools can undertake self-led visits to the site without volunteer assistance. However, the school must notify the Trust beforehand so that we can check your visit does not clash with other visits or activities on the same day - thank you.. 

Resources to plan your visit are available below to download. Just click on the links:

Burgh Castle Roman Fort support materials

Our Burgh Castle Roman Fort Schools Activities Pack sets out in detail ideas for exploring the Fort:

Our Planning information document for Burgh Castle Roman Fort provides schools with the practical information you will need to plan your visit, such as information to support your Risk Assessment; parking arrangements and other facilities.

Booking

Option 1: Joint package with Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
 
The volunteer team at Burgh Castle Fort work closely with Time & Tide Museum at Gt Yarmouth to provide a joint Roman Day package. This includes a 90 minute session at Time & Tide Museum with Roman re-enactors; and a 90 minute session on site at the Roman Fort. This joint session runs from 9.30am – 2.00pm.
 
To book a joint package please contact Time & Tide Museum at:
 
Tel:      01493 743944
 
Option 2: Volunteer-led, Site-visit only
 
If you would like to book a separate site visit led by the Trust’s volunteer team [i.e. not including a visit to Time & Tide Museum], please fill in the Booking Enquiry Form below. The form should be submitted to us once you have read the Activities Pack and Planning Information document above. Once we receive the booking form we will get in touch to discuss a plan for the day based on the information you have provided and the availability of volunteer support

Further resources: 

These downloadable resources provide material to support site visits. They form Appendices to the Activities Pack:

 

 

 

 

School materials developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from Historic England

 
 
 
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Caistor Roman Town support materials

Caistor church and rampartsOur Caistor Roman Town Schools Activities Pack sets out in detail some ideas for exploring the Town, and includes School-led and Volunteer-led activities to choose from.

Our Planning information document for Caistor Roman Town provides schools with the practical information you will need to plan your visit, such as information to support your Risk Assessment; parking arrangements and other facilities.

The completed Booking Enquiry Form should be submitted to us once you have read the Activities Pack and Planning Information document. Once we receive the booking form we will get in touch to discuss a plan for the day based on the information you have provided and the availability of volunteer support

Further resources: Powerpoints

These powerpoint presentations provide support material for in-school learning about the Roman Period prior to the site visit. They form Appendices to the Activities Pack:

School materials developed with support from Historic England

 

Caistor Roman Town app

Download the Caistor Roman Town app on school tablets/ipads prior to your visit (please note the devices will need an in-built compass for the app to work properly). 

Caistor Roman Town App

Google PlayApp Store

App funded through Natural England