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Welcome to Oakfield's History page
History is vital to a rich and broad primary education. It helps pupils to make sense of the present as well as the past, and to appreciate the complexity and diversity of human societies and development.

History at Oakfield Primary School stimulates the children's interests and understanding about the life of people who lived in, and events of, the past. We teach children a sense of chronology and, through this, allow them to develop a sense of identity, as well as a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. The children learn to value their own and other people's cultures in modern multi-cultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.


In our school, History makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. Our high expectations strengthen children's ability to learn at a deeper level. 


At Oakfield, pupils study a wide range of topics from the History of Britain to beyond in the wider world. We use the National Curriculum as a basis for our studies and utilise the wonderful resources of the Historical Association to support our teaching and learning. 


From Early Years through to Year 6, all our children - regardless of ability/need - are able to access our History curriculum.

VE Day - Friday 8th May 2020

75 Year Celebration


"When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II."


Please see below for a range of websites, resources and other documents relating to this weekends celebrations and remembrance.

History around Oakfield