The creation of our dynamic Parkhill ‘Melting Curriculum’ enables children to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of different time periods through historical enquiry and high-quality, engaging texts. By melting the boundaries between History and English, children are given opportunities to refine their historical skills as well as discuss the impact of different civilisations on the ever-changing modern world. Our chronological approach allows children to build on previous learning, inspiring them to use prior knowledge to make links between time periods, ensuring they get a deeper understanding of the past. In their writing, children can use their knowledge of these time periods to capture the emotions and personalities of people who lived in these times; creating rich pieces of writing that show their deeper learning.
Religious education is an integral part of learning in primary school; promoting important British values such as diversity, tolerance and mutual respect. Our scheme of work aims to put the children back in the learning driving seat; by providing opportunities for children to be the ‘experts’ in their learning and making important decisions about what information is essential for their understanding, as well as working collaboratively to further their learning through sharing personal experiences of their own faiths and beliefs.
Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights of parents to give their children information about this right.
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available for every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.