Schools information

The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is developing materials to support school visits to our sites, supported by 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. The materials focus on life in the town 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. 

We will soon be adding materials to help support visits to Burgh Castle Fort near Great Yarmouth - watch this space.

Caistor Roman Town: support for schools

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

In-school visit: our volunteers can visit your school to introduce pupils to the Roman Town using real archaeological finds, plus other materials which will help pupils imagine what the Town looked like in the Roman period 

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


Caistor Roman Town support materials

All the materials are available here to download. Just click on the links below:

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 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