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22/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/SWrXykFGCz

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Sophia in Tiger Class, Maisie in Alpaca Class, Sienna in Panda Class and Isaac in Meerkat Class who will all be celebrating this half term. We hope you have a wonderful day! https://t.co/CiN3teDrgG

22/05/20

Riley and Zack in Owl Class have been busy baking some super space creations! They almost look to good to eat!! https://t.co/aBphVsRdwH

22/05/20

There are lots of idea's for scavenger hunts that you could try this half term, please visit our website for more ideas. https://t.co/1AOCumEVvO https://t.co/fljddbXyhD

22/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response. We are still . https://t.co/uyEbn1lwEN

21/05/20

Erika has fully immersed herself in the world of "Aliens Love Underpants"! https://t.co/RMzUWL0PMg

21/05/20

Oliver drew a map to show where he would go if he could fly - he would visit his grandparents. https://t.co/xi7XSKU3e0

21/05/20

Oliver took his sniffer dog to the pond to investigate a case of mysterious flying frogs on lily pads. https://t.co/ZELGYWOXla

21/05/20

Finn created a fearsome dragon, then devised his own costume. https://t.co/13V4kcUdxR

21/05/20

Theo made a flying robot so he can fly to the jungle and see dinosaurs. https://t.co/2TGpDPwKmM

21/05/20

Panda Class have been exploring the topic of Fantasy Flight, take a look at our twitter posts to see the variety of wonderful learning, well done Pandas!

21/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/Fggon0CbdG to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/z7YHCNIiD4

21/05/20

Jasmine in Meerkat Class performed this brilliant song for National Thank a Teacher Day, thank you Jasmine. https://t.co/pPZ4Z06soX

21/05/20

Aleks in Alpaca Class decorated this wonderful poster for National Thank a Teacher day, thank you Aleks. https://t.co/HWBToRrULp

20/05/20

Some art work from Penguin Class linked to this week's topic on fantasy flight! https://t.co/sswDV8lFl3

20/05/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for in the moment help if life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support. No fee,no registration or data required-it is silent,free,confidential & anonymous. Here for young people and adults,24/7. https://t.co/B70eRCi7w2

19/05/20

Henry in Year 3 has been sharing his baking efforts with his elderly neighbour who's wife is currently in hospital. He also safely delivered slices to his Nanny and Grandad too. https://t.co/KPtAJ5JCU4

19/05/20

Based on the short film 'Adrift' Harry in Dolphin Class created this poster advertising holidays on a Whale's back! https://t.co/o4olOsQgAZ

19/05/20

Our very own Riley submitted the first entry to the VIAT STEAM competition & it's brilliant! Well done! You can watch his video about how planes fly here - https://t.co/bC8FfXgXVZ And find full details about the competition, and enter yourself, here - https://t.co/v5S1ZXgkvD https://t.co/7TXNKsyYGz

19/05/20

Alex in Owl Class has made this lovely space picture! https://t.co/F9x3GvqR1u

19/05/20

Eloise in Alpaca Class shared the story 'The Paper Dolls' with her family and then made a paper chain of Paper Dolls. https://t.co/QrgzejAW2Y

19/05/20

Faye in Alpaca Class made a fantastic fact file all about flight. https://t.co/EGex6KTVQi

19/05/20

Isla in Alpaca Class made a beautiful airplane. https://t.co/X1Mu5XIoDh

19/05/20

Madison in Meerkat Class has been coding and has made a space - themed thank you for the NHS! https://t.co/jz0WlHxxlX

19/05/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/mbe1FbUQfQ or call 0300 123 4496 for more info. https://t.co/G8PqGzVoqX

19/05/20

For some inspiration on Random Act of Kindness please click the link below: https://t.co/6Ar6aoVIOZ

18/05/20

Family time online, with David Walliams. https://t.co/XznQjoJNV6

18/05/20

Online safety for kids, with Marvin & Rochelle. https://t.co/SSloSJg1U7

18/05/20

How to stay happy and healthy at home, with Fearne Cotton. https://t.co/tFOJ405oSF

18/05/20

Tech Tips for home schooling, with David Walliams. https://t.co/RyuldEgCwp

18/05/20

This , Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too: https://t.co/Kc7ZrxF0t4 https://t.co/W7rpZOjTEg

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/PEuJqQCXA9

18/05/20

Please see the link below for information on the 'Ripple Kindness Project' as part of Mental Health Awareness week. https://t.co/GPEe4IPz59

18/05/20

It is Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Matters, please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/BZtoz8yiXB

18/05/20

Rohan in Owl Class with his flying machine. https://t.co/3qZ97Pvbs8

15/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/sPnxBb83y1

15/05/20

Arjun in Meerkat Class received a thank you letter and certificate from The Royal Marsden Hospital, he recently had a sort out and donated 3 black sacks full of new and nearly new toys to their children ward! https://t.co/fTsu3QtDVz

15/05/20

Books for Topics is a great link to use to access books and reading while libraries, bookshops and classrooms are limited for most children, follow the link below: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3p1QsZxsVc

History

Introduction

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we believe that History encourages pupils to consider how the past has influenced the present, and how a variety of elements influenced people’s actions. History also develops the skills of researching and evaluating evidence, the knowledge of past events, civilisations and personalities and the concepts of chronology. Learning about the past can influence pupils’ attitudes to the present and the future.  

History curriculum intent, implementation and impact 

The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Through their learning of key historical events, pupils are able to think critically about their unit of learning and make links to day to day life; this ensures the History curriculum is meaningful and purposeful for all pupils. As a result of this they will:  

  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.  
  • Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.  
  • Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.  
  • Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.  
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.  

 

Intent 

Implementation 

Impact 

To build a History curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to enquire, research and analyse in History.  

A clear and robust progression of skills is in place from EYFS through to the end of KS2, where teachers will build on prior understanding as they develop these skills throughout the pupils’ time at the school ensuring that they are secondary ready by the time they leave Year 6.  

  • Language: The promotion of a language-rich History curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in history. The promotion and use of an accurate and rich historical vocabulary throughout school is planned in history.  
  • Pathways and organisers 

Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand History and use these skills across the curriculum.  

 

History Focused Learning Walls 
History Working Walls throughout school focus on key aspects of History and exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of History, BV and SMSC, which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum. This can be integrated with the class English learning wall. 

 

Children will know more, remember more and understand more about history.  

 

Children will understand and use the key skills of chronological understanding, knowledge and understanding of events in the past, historical interpretation, Historical enquiry and organisation and communication.  

 

All children will achieve age related expectations in History.  

 

As historians, children will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future.  

 

 

To design a history curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum History Programmes of study, to fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life

Research: On occasions, children may well be asked to research historical aspects of their learning independently. This allows the children to have ownership over their curriculum and lead their own learning in history.  

 

Basic skills: English, Maths and ICT skills are taught during discrete lessons but are revisited in history so children can apply and embed the skills they have learnt in a purposeful context.  

 

Enhancement: We plan termly visits, visitors and educational trips to provide first-hand experiences for the children to support and develop their learning. We recognise that to have impact the planned cultural capital must be clearly linked to the statutory historical knowledge to be acquired and provide the opportunity for children to better understand the knowledge or apply what they already know.  

Teaching Sequence in History 

  • Big picture: Placing of the History being studied in the chronological context of previous learning, using a class timeline  
  • Daily review: Brief review of learning covered in previous lesson/s using the teacher toolkits. 
  • Specify key vocabulary to be used and its meaning is shared using the teacher toolkit 
  • Conduct Historical enquiry using a variety of sources and/or artefacts  
  • Interpret their findings  
  • Communicate their historical knowledge and understanding appropriately  
  • Evaluate their learning and compare with other historical periods studied as appropriate  

Possible pedagogical approaches used in History

Behaviourism  

Direct teacher instruction; modelling of skills and techniques; demonstration; Teaching Backwards 

Constructivism 

Inquiry-based learning; outdoor learning  

Social Constructivism 

Teacher modelling; questioning; mix of individual, paired and group instruction using the Kagan 4 strategies 

Liberationism  

 

Pupil-led learning; opportunities to showcase learning; parental involvement; critical audience 

Learning, Working and talking like a historian 

Being introduced to the key vocabulary that a historian would use; defining the key vocabulary that a historian would use; high expectations of pupils ‘talking’ like a historian; high expectation of pupils researching, interpreting and presenting like a historian  

Assessment 

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, assessment in history comprises of teacher assessment during the delivery of lessons. Children are given tasks linked to the NC, and assessed against these. It is the responsibility of each individual class teacher to implement this through planning activities linked to the History National Curriculum. At the end of each full-term teachers judge children against age related expectations to be at, above or below these expectations.  

Holborough Lakes Timeline

Blank timeline document for download

Vocabulary Progression for History

Progression of Skills and Knowledge - History