At Parklands we teach history to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. In line with the new curriculum for 2014, we plan to equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement.

Over the course of their time at Parklands, pupils will also learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies and the achievements and follies of mankind.

History is taught through cross-curricular themes where pupils will be able to develop an understanding of the history of Britain, how lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Our creative curriculum allows pupils to fully immerse themselves in history, making links and connections to other subjects. For example: The topic of World War two (a local study) involves: art work based on the Blitz, designing torches in DT that would have been used in the blackouts, studying and writing letters of evacuee children sent to Chichester in Literacy, and much more!

We use a variety of teaching styles in our history lessons to appeal to all our children. We provide stimulating, fun and creative lessons that match the varying abilities of the children. Exciting and practical tasks (such as making models and creating presentations) are often set for homework which allows the whole family to get involved in the topic!

We believe that first hand experiences are vital in teaching history. We are so fortunate to be in Chichester as we are surrounded by some of the world’s most wonderful resources and locations for the studying of History. The children participate in local trips where ever possible such as Fishbourne Roman Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Butser Ancient Farm. We also give the children the opportunity to visit further afield with trips to Beaulieu Motor Museum and The Imperial War Museum, London.

To view the National Curriculum for History, please use the below link:

History National Curriculum

Parklands Community Primary School Long Term Curriculum Map 2018-2019 History

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