Friday, 16 March 2018

Street Detectives

Great detective skills were used by Class LH as we explored Framlingham trying to find different types of windows, chimneys, doors and other features of houses.   We compared the many different styles and the materials they were made from.  We also found other features such as weather vanes, door treads, artistic brickwork and motifs.  Armed with the cameras, we set off to explore Framlingham. 

All these photos were taken by the children in Class LH.  Can you identify whereabouts they are in Framlingham? 

                                                                                  Different features on some of the buildings                                                                         

Teddy noticed that many windows were ‘false’ and either painted on or blocked in and we talked about the window tax.  The children had great fun spotting ‘false’ windows.   It has given them food for thought as to which windows they would block up in their own houses or how much tax to pay with the windows they have in their own house!  

Ella liked the arches on the houses – some above windows, doors but also there were some arches near the roof or at the top of some buildings.

We also identified the Guildhall which was where the very first school was in Framlingham.   

Matilda found the different doors interesting and noticed that some were made from wood and others from plastic and even that some had glass in them.  Freya compared many of the windows to that in the Church.  She noticed that most of the church windows were stain-glassed windows but several of us spotted some stain glass windows in doorways too.  

William found the variety of door knockers to be interesting and many other found the styles and even the size amazing.  Eira spotted a tiny door knocker on one door!  Great detective work!


Thank you to the helpers who made this exciting walk possible.