At Hillside Avenue, we aim to promote a passion for History and a curiosity about the past which encourages children to engage enthusiastically in their historical learning, leading to a thorough knowledge and understanding of people and events from a range of historical periods. Pupils will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Children will have the confidence to ask and answer questions. They will want to find out what caused events to happen and why. They will learn to use different historical sources to support a line of enquiry and be able to question its reliability. Formulating a viewpoint and respectfully challenging others’ views will become part of the enquiry. The children will think critically and reflectively about history and will then be able to communicate their ideas in a variety of ways. Children will develop a sense of chronology, gaining an understanding of where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework. They will be able to use subject specific appropriate vocabulary appropriately.
Local history studies will enable children to gain a deeper understanding of and connection to their locality through learning about a significant person, place or event. We would like children to recognise the significance of Norwich as a city of historical importance and the contribution made by local people in helping to shape history.