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26/01/23

Well done to Y6 on a fantastic and informative Proud showcase this morning! https://t.co/dqS1Vm7TxR

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25/01/23

Well done to this week’s hot chocolate with the head children! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/GfpCq154Cb

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23/01/23

Looking forward to singing along with our parents later. https://t.co/zqqnUr7HJR

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23/01/23

Enjoying our rehearsal and looking forward to the performance later with https://t.co/vy2giACObA

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23/01/23

Arrived safely ready to sing our hearts out! https://t.co/rPthUy0YWE

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20/01/23

Year 3 enjoyed an excellent and informative science workshop about the different types of rock from a geologist! https://t.co/00CYdFBwGE

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20/01/23

An excellent portrait of Queen Victoria! https://t.co/58ErY7heMD

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20/01/23

Year 5 had an arty afternoon learning about William Morris and the block printing technique. We went outside and used nature to help inspire our own patterns https://t.co/t0ND53CB7Z

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16/12/22

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Thank you to the lovely Year 5 students (and staff) from St Francis' Catholic Primary School & for coming to watch our 'Merry Mince Pies' performance this morning. We had so much fun having you here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Wxs6iMBAbt

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16/12/22

A great night of Christmas music making and singing was enjoyed by all at our Christmas Carol Evening last night. https://t.co/tFPzMzFn6Q

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14/12/22

Choir, Orchestra and mini-singers enjoyed entertaining their Grandparents at the Grandparents' Tea Party held this afternoon. All of the children performed brilliantly. https://t.co/KSWvd18t1R

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09/12/22

Amazing to have so many parents, carers and families of our children in school for our sharing afternoon today. https://t.co/MpMf3Wtjfq

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09/12/22

Year six have had a wonderful immersive day doing all things World War 2. They have enjoyed taste testing biscuits and writing postcards home as evacuees. https://t.co/51zW8WMQqe

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08/12/22

An amazing Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all yesterday. Thank you to Ange and the rest of the catering team. https://t.co/ggOTdjs4Mp

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02/12/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who have gone 'Over and Above' this week and enjoyed Hot Chocolate with the Head.#aimhigh https://t.co/FirQvRVBiN

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02/12/22

What an amazing afternoon we had being treated to a fabulous performance of 'A Christmas Carol' by Thank you for a great time - the children really enjoyed the pantomime! https://t.co/Taypwton71

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25/11/22

Some of our Young Carers group made some delicious cookies today. Yummy!! https://t.co/2CX8m65LoT

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25/11/22

Another amazing group of children who are consistently going over and above and doing the right thing. Well done - we hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' https://t.co/cXBrdM9kYd

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18/11/22

Well done to those children who have gone over and above this week. Hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head.' Well done everyone! https://t.co/yU50rbNzi3

History

At Whyteleafe School, we provide a varied history curriculum that covers many time periods up until the current day. Our curriculum explores different time periods in specific year groups to provide learning opportunities that are exciting, engaging and appropriate to the age range, as well as allowing children to further their understanding of historical contexts and apply prior learning to new time periods.  The topics selected for each year group lend themselves to the specific skills taught in that year group and the progression of these skills.  

Within our teaching of history, we aim to provide children with essential and transferable skills that will enhance their future school careers and beyond. Our curriculum inspires children to develop a sense of curiosity about life in historical time periods and then use this to understand aspects of life today. Each lesson gives opportunities for children to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate aspects from the past. This, in turn, encourages children to create and refine their own questions and follow a line of enquiry to seek an explanation. 

The Whyteleafe history curriculum encourages a sense of independence and initiative as the children enhance their decision making and judgement skills. It provides a necessary context from which they can truly understand themselves and others. Our children thrive through our teaching of history because it stops being something that happened thousands of years ago and becomes something important to them today.

The teaching of history aims to incorporate mastery skills and develop oracy through the verbalisation of explanations, sharing ideas with peers and increasing drama opportunities within the history curriculum.  

Class teachers monitor learning outcomes through micro-steps to ensure each child makes good progress.  Through teacher assessment, the children’s understanding and misconceptions are identified and targeted within the lesson. This is done through many pedagogical techniques including further challenge and deep questioning for talented pupils and additional support when needed.  Children are given a number of experiences through a range of trips, workshops and visitors.

By the end of Year 6, we want our children to have a sound understanding of chronology and the ability to apply this to a range of historical events, the skill to interpret and investigate a range of primary and secondary historical evidence, and to be able to ask and interpret questions.

 

Documents

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Aiming to be Inclusive: History 22nd Sep 2022 Download
History - Guess the object 22nd Apr 2020 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Geography 31st Mar 2022 Download
History Curriculum including progression... 15th Sep 2022 Download