Year 6 Historians

As part of The City of Norwich Aviation Museum’s outreach, Year 6 were able to explore World War Two primary and secondary sources by handling some interesting artefacts today!

When you do research, you gather information from a variety of resources. These can be defined as primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources give you direct access to the subject that you’re researching or learning about. They can provide you with a first-hand account of an event or time-period, represent original thinking and give you new information.

Secondary sources provide second-hand information and often offer explanations for primary sources. They analyse, interpret and restate information from primary sources.

Children looked at gas masks, a warden’s steel helmet and even a German incendiary bomb!