Here at Parklands, through Celebration Days, unique trips and visits and a bespoke curriculum, we aim to provide our children with engaging, memorable experiences, whilst building strong historical skills of enquiry and knowledge. We aim to deliver this within a context that enables our pupils, over their time here at Parklands, to have built a coherent understanding of key historical moments in British and World history, and understand the vast historical legacy that we build upon in these modern times.
Our historical content takes the children on a journey from prehistory to modern times, covering:
We seek to build links for our children as they gain knowledge, so that by the end of their time here at Parklands:
Alongside their knowledge curriculum, our children are encouraged to develop their historical enquiry skills year on year. We enable this through our unique skills grid that organises enquiry skills into year groups to ensure that children advance their ability to analyse and interpret history.
Each year progresses on the previous enabling children the opportunity to practise and consolidate a set of skills before progressing them the following year. This enables staff to further support or challenge each child’s learning as necessary to ensure a personalised learning journey.
Our History curriculum prioritises unique learning experiences in sequence with fun, creative lessons to promote our children developing a love for history and an appreciation for its impact on – and relevance in – modern society. Through a bespoke knowledge and skills based curriculum, we ensure our children approach history through a number of viewpoints.
As a result, we are preparing them with the ability to think outside the box and creatively, whilst understanding the importance of perspective and rationality. Overall, History at Parklands aims to give our children the confidence, skills and enthusiasm to delve deeper into our world’s history as they embark on their learning journey in further education.
“We are committed to providing the very best teaching and learning experiences, which inspire and challenge pupils to demonstrate exceptional outcomes…”