As History Lead at Parkhill, I have seen first-hand the impact that good quality history education can have on children; they become researchers, investigating the past and make comparisons to the present; they become archaeologists, looking at artefacts and deciphering what it tells us about the past, and they are able to express their views on how events from the past, have shaped the present day. At Parkhill, we strive to fully immerse children in history by linking closely with the texts studied in English, ensuring children understand the past and are able to write authentically with their knowledge, as well links with a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. Historical skills enable Years 3 – 6, children to really dig deep into local, national and global history, all the way through the curriculum.

Melting Curriculum Overview

Year 3

Year 3 made beautiful Ancient Egyptian cartouches after they learnt about how important pharaohs were at this time

Year 4

Year 4 children learnt how in ancient Greece people told stories of battles on their vases and pots and made their own Greek pots using the traditional Greek key symbol

Year 5

Year 5 children had a fully immersive day when they became Tudor children and experienced life as it was back then!