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25/05/22

Our very own speed cuber - he did it in 36 seconds the first time! https://t.co/XtAxDf68pD

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24/05/22

Tobogganing at Robin Hill Adventure Park 🎢 https://t.co/QhYtivkPgZ

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24/05/22

Some children faced their fears today and went on the ride at Robin Hill https://t.co/D5067paN8C

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24/05/22

Our morning started with an exciting surprise: Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex landed in a helicopter next to our houses! https://t.co/kr5t3vVScP

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24/05/22

🥳🎈Happy birthday from us all at the IOW🎈🥳 https://t.co/VlQioDcwRe

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

Page Downloads Date  
History - Guess the object 22nd Apr 2020 Download
Progression of history skills and knowle... 17th Dec 2021 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Geography 31st Mar 2022 Download
Curriculum Date  
Aiming to be Inclusive Art 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Computing 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive DT 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive English Early reading 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive English Reading 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive English writing 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Geography 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive History 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Life Skills 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Maths 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive MFL 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive MFL 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Music 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Outdoor Learning and Enrichment 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive PE 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive RE 31st Mar 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Science 31st Mar 2022 Download
Art Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
Chicken Adoption 30th Jan 2018 Download
Computing Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
Design Technology Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
DRAFT Life skills and Relationships Sex Education Policy 22nd Mar 2022 Download
Geography Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
GLF Early Years Vision Statement 13th Oct 2021 Download
History - Guess the object 22nd Apr 2020 Download
History Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
International Curriculum Links 14th Mar 2018 Download
Languages Curriculum 14th Mar 2018 Download
Music Curriculum 14th Mar 2018 Download
PE Curriculum 14th Mar 2018 Download
Personal Development Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
Progression of art skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of computing skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of DT skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of geography skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of history skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of Life Skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of MFL skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of music skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of PE skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of RE skills and knowledge 17th Dec 2021 Download
Progression of RE skills and knowledge 03rd Feb 2022 Download
Progression of writing 17th Dec 2021 Download
RE Curriculum 09th Jan 2018 Download
RE Curriculum 30th Jan 2018 Download
RE Curriculum 14th Mar 2018 Download
RE Curriculum Plan 2020-2022 03rd Feb 2022 Download
RSE Parent Consultation Spring 2022 22nd Mar 2022 Download
RSE Parent Presentation Spring 2022 25th Mar 2022 Download
RSE Progession of Skills 22nd Mar 2022 Download
Science Curriculum 01st Feb 2018 Download
Science Fair 2017 01st Feb 2018 Download
Science Progression of Knowledge and Skills 17th Dec 2021 Download
Science Yearly Overview and KS Progression 13th Oct 2021 Download
Whyteleafe Progression of scientific skills and understanding 17th Dec 2021 Download
Whyteleafe Wheel of Learning 09th Jan 2018 Download