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At Norwich Road Academy we aim to understand that history is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past.

History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of evidence about the past; it gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships. History fires the children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.

Local history is important to use as a school as it is central to their identity and promotes community values. Local history is supported by our House system where we look at the influence of Thomas Paine, Charles Burrell, Edith Cavell and Boudicca within the local area and further afield.