Growing Greatness at Greenfields
Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Collaboration, Aspiration
Growing Great Historians
Subject Leader: Mrs Kim McCarthy
Our History Intent:
At Kippax Greenfield we deliver a knowledge-led and vocabulary rich history curriculum, in line with our vision of Growing Greatness at Greenfield. It provides pupils with a solid foundation and broad overview of the many significant periods, events and themes in British and world history.
Our history curriculum is designed to challenge pupils to make connections across time and place and aims to embed a life-long love of history while providing a foundation of understanding that will make them curious, active citizens of this country and the world.
Our Great Greenfield Five values underpin the history curriculum:
- Respect – this is essential for a productive and vibrant learning environment.
- Resilience – we build upon previous skills and knowledge and use vocabulary and concepts that challenge.
- Responsibility – children take responsibility for their learning by marking their work, responding to feedback, and ensuring that their presentation meets high expectations.
- Collaboration – we make use of ambitious vocabulary and sentence stems, modelling historical discussion so that children can achieve even more by working together.
- Aspiration – we show how understanding the past is relevant to the world around us, and can help us to achieve our goals and dreams within the classroom and beyond.
Our Curriculum Implementation:
Our history curriculum is split into a 2-year rolling programme to cater for our mixed aged classes.
Our history curriculum starts with developing and awareness of the past in Early years, expanding and deepening this understanding in KS1 by studying events within living memory and beyond living memory, developing the pupils chronological understanding. Throughout KS2, our history curriculum provides pupils with a strong grounding in British and global history, developing pupils' knowledge of events from the earliest settlers to 20th century conflicts. Historical concepts of chronology, connection & comparison, continuity & change, cause & effect and historical enquiry are woven throughout the curriculum in order for pupils to link these concepts to different periods in history, deepening their understanding.
Units of work are enhanced by a Knowledge Organiser which lists the core facts of the unit of history. Each lesson gives opportunities for children to retrieve previous learning. Lessons are further supplemented by enrichment opportunities which link to specific objectives within lessons. These inject fun, ignite curiosity and add a little Greenfield ‘glitter” to our learning, At the end of a unit, pupils will write an essay to showcase their learning and parents are also invited in during the course of the year for a class Learning Showcase event.
Coming soon- our long term plan for the Greenfield History curriculum