Parkfield School defines History as the ‘written record of the development of an awareness of the past and of the ways in which it differs from the present’. Pupils are helped to understand how we find out about the past and how we set work out in a chronological framework. Pupils are taught about important developments and episodes in the past from The Stone Age through to modern times.
In accordance with National Curriculum requirements at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the following key elements will be developed through areas of study, as appropriate, and based upon government guidelines.
- Chronological understanding
- Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
- Historical enquiry
History teaching throughout the school is enriched through the use of external visitors, such as Steve Manning who use role-play to take the children back in time to Ancient Rome, the Great Fire of London and Victorian Britain. External visits are also used to add excitement to our topics and bring history to life. These include trips to Caerleon in South Wales, Escot Gardens and Knightshayes Court and a re-enactment of the W.W.II Evacuation process on the WSR steam train. Whenever appropriate, we also make use of the excellent facilities that the Museum of Somerset has to offer.
Our aim is to provide the children with a broad experience of British and World History and develop a passion to find out more.
Here are some websites you may find useful to help your child with their History work: