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22/09/22

Check out our self portraits. Can you guess who we are? https://t.co/XyBh0GeRFo

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22/09/22

Year 5 worked collaboratively to create a collage remembering Queen Elizabeth II and shared our thoughts and feelings during a circle time today. https://t.co/ug6p8l4xkB

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08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff

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04/09/22

We look forward to welcoming children and families back to school tomorrow, 5th September, as we start our new school year. A special welcome to all our new children and families who have their first day tomorrow. See you in the morning!

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18/07/22

Keeping cool and having fun this morning at Whyteleafe Holiday Club. https://t.co/55p9XJwZKZ

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15/07/22

Well done to all of our Year 6 award winners. You are all stars!! https://t.co/69MWRxhzu4

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15/07/22

Some of our amazing year 6 Bee Keepers who have been awarded the British Bee Keeping Association Junior Certificate. What an amazing achievement. https://t.co/KaBdqf52uL

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15/07/22

Our last 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' of 2022. Well done to all of you for always going over and above. https://t.co/ChQWulPxcn

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15/07/22

Art and Dt Showcase part 2 https://t.co/AJ3meosKQD

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15/07/22

It was amazing to see all the children’s artwork on display for a final Art and Dt showcase https://t.co/yGU7Ql8Ggt

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14/07/22

Some great independent writing from Year 4 inspired by the video The Feast! what do you think? 😊 https://t.co/R1tloe8iHD

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11/07/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who took part in our Summer Music Concert. It was a fantastic evening of singing and music making. https://t.co/pjNBIoWFcn

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08/07/22

Some great group work from Year 5 presenting their learning on The Five Pillars of Islam ☪️ https://t.co/6caSZDnzmM

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08/07/22

Some more fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' for always going over and above. Well done everyone! https://t.co/9QBFFzKu3a

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08/07/22

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4R enjoying a replica Roman game for our by https://t.co/iRq9iFZM4O

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08/07/22

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Reception loved tasting honey from our very own Whyteleafe School Bees! https://t.co/WRt2NnLQku

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07/07/22

Catching up on 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' with some of our amazing pupils. Well done everyone! https://t.co/0IH1fF1GWN

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06/07/22

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Today, we have had fun learning about length. We have used cubes to measure different objects and pictures https://t.co/pwxxOmEWW0

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05/07/22

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Some of our keen gardeners have grown and harvested potatoes in our garden. They also grew parsley and chives. Yesterday we cooked and enjoyed them! https://t.co/oZOFjNYkVa

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05/07/22

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Honeybees had a fantastic day celebrating their Hero! https://t.co/9f7WLLBKL4

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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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