Ask a Firefighter

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Challenge at Home:

  • Find out how to keep safe at home
  •  Check that your family and relatives have all got smoke detectors in the home.
  • Where is your local fire station?
  • Aged between 13 and 17 years old? Consider becoming a fire cadet

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Redesign NCFC’s Logo (just for fun!)

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Kett’s Heights – The Camp Headquarters of 1549

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Kett 1549: Rebel or Hero?

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Challenge at Home:

  • What history is on your doorstop?
  • Look at old maps of your area.  How has your neighbourhood changed over the years? 
  • Go on a local walk and collect street names. Are there any that are dedicated to a famous local person?

Challenge at School:

  • There are lots of topics to discuss through this film: Do we live in a fair society? Is it right to hang people? 
  • What deterrents are in place in current times? 
  • Locate on a map the places that are mentioned in the film. 
  • Find at more about Robert Kett

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Amazing Orchards

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Challenge at Home:

  • Find an orchard near you and check out their recipes.
  • Try this baked apple recipe
  • Lots of apple based recipes here. 
  • Try printing with apples
  • Can you peel an apple in one piece? Why not have a family challenge to see who can create the longest piece of apple peel from a single apple, for the adults it has to be one piece for the children it can be several pieces combined.
  • Have a go at apple bobbing but do take care and supervise young children carefully.
  • Try tasting different types of apple. 

Challenge at School:

  •  If you can’t find an accessible orchard, many of the ideas could also be completed in a woodland area. Most of these KS2 activities can be adapted to match KS1 curriculum objectives.
  • Practical activities are linked to Science, English, Maths, History, Geography, Art and Design and Design Technology. 
  • Also take a look at Countryside Classroom and School Gardening.
  • Apples and Orchards. The Learning pages on this partner organisation ‘The apples and orchards project’ has more lesson plans and details of how you can order fruit trees for you school)  
  • Find details of free orchard and hedgerow packs to plant in school. Register now for the Winter 2021/ Spring 2022 season.

Become a Nature Explorer with the Family Learning Team

Family Fun with Norfolk Adult Learning  

Help your children to thrive with the Family Learning team at Norfolk Adult Learning. Join in with lots of free and fun courses that will enable you to learn and grow with your child, building their skills and confidence through fun activities. With courses ranging from maths to cooking, storytelling to exploring in nature, crafting to painting, you’re sure to find something you’ll love! For ages up to 11. Find out more on the website here.

Resources Needed for this activity:

  • Pine Cone
  • Bird Seed
  • Lard
  • String
  • Baking Paper

George Freeman: Norfolk – A county of Science and Innovation

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Challenge at Home

  • Create your own DNA from tomatoes
  • Visit the Norfolk Enterprise Festival
  • Pledge as a family to make some changes in your habits to be a “greener” household – there are lots of ideas here
  • Look at The Norfolk Way website
  • Talk about what careers your children might be interested in. For those in Y8 and above, this site is great.

Challenge at School

  • What is the A11 corridor? How has it changed over the last few years?
  • Find out more about the drought and disease resistant crops
  • Find out about digital health technology – what would you create?
  • How is climate change affecting Norfolk?
  • Investigate careers in the areas George Freeman is trying to develop in Norfolk: agriculture and food, healthcare and medicine, transport and mobility, the arts, the digital economy and digital media, tourism and sectors linking these together.
  • Debate as class tutor group what you would like to make a cleaner, healthier and prosperous Norfolk and email your ideas to george.freeman.mp@parliament.uk

Norfolk Love Letter with Jake Humphrey

To celebrate the first-ever Norfolk Day a special love letter to Norfolk has been written by EDP writers Stacia Briggs and Rowan Mantell.


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Challenge at Home

  • How many places that are mentioned in the “love letter” are you familiar with? 
  • Everyone loves to receive post: send a postcard of Norfolk to a friend or family member. 

Challenge at School

  • Write your own “love letter” for your village or local town. 
  • Can you identify all the places mentioned on a map?
  • What has been missed from the “love letter to Norfolk”?
  • Magpie some phrases from the “love letter” to make your own Norfolk poem or song. 
  • How do the seasons affect your local area? 

Horsey Seals

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Challenge at School

  • Science: Look at adaptation across the animal kingdom.
  • Why do the seals have so much body fat? Try some experiments linked to insulation.
  • How long do other animals look after their young for?
  • Food chain – where would the seal be?
  • English: Create a warning poster to remind visitors to the beach of how to behave.
  • Explore collective nouns and names of other animals and their young
  • Art: Create your own beach scene with a seal and its pup. Think about how you can add texture. You could add sand to your paint to make it more realistic.

Create a Soundscape

Find out how to make a soundscape at home with Norfolk Music Hub. For this activity you will need access to a free app called “Soundtrap” on a device. If you are under 14 do get permission from an adult to do this before you start. 

For more ideas and information about Norfolk music hub.

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Challenges at Home

  • Can you create a family soundscape using all your voices?
  • What sounds are particular to your home to give you a sense of place?
  • Make a soundscape inspired by your local area to send to an older sibling or a family member who hasn’t been home recently to remind them of what home sounds like.
  • Listen to soundscapes made by others – can you guess the place?
  • No technology? Create a body soundscape to accompany your favourite book, “We’re going on a bear hunt” is a good starter for young children.

Challenges at School

  • Use your current school topic / class read as an idea for a starting point and create a group soundtrack.
  • What is your favourite place in Norfolk? Create a soundtrack to remind you of what it feels like to be there.
  • There are lots of ideas for listening and creating music for 7-14 year olds on BBC Ten Pieces.
  • Listen to the sound of a Norfolk wood from the British Library.