Coronation Road, Radcliffe, M26 3RD
0161 723 4538

History

Intent

At Radcliffe Primary School we believe that History helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the world, now and in the past. The History curriculum at Radcliffe enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. History is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of events and people from the past and how they have shaped the modern world. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Radcliffe and also to their further education and beyond.

Implementation

Our curriculum aims to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the lives of people who lived in the past. This can be achieved through encouraging children to think as a Historian, placing emphasis on looking at primary sources and examining artefacts. Our long-term plan has been carefully constructed to ensure a clear progression of knowledge and skills. We understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways and children should be encouraged to ask questions allowing a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. The history curriculum is an integral part of Understanding the World and forms a key part of some EYFS topics. History is taught across many other areas of our school’s curriculum and cross curricular links are made where appropriate, which support and enrich the work produced in topic lessons. We source a range of history resources within the school to benefit the children’s learning, e.g. artefacts, replicas, books and photographs. Our children are also encouraged to mark historical dates/events that significantly affected the local area, such as Remembrance Day, take part in assemblies, trip and invite visitors into school.

Impact

The class teacher will continually carry out formative assessment in History lessons. This will be done through questioning, observations, discussions and evidence in their books. At the end of each topic children complete assessment questions, which are linked to their current knowledge mats. These assessments are evidenced in their books. Teachers will then assess whether they are WT, WTP, WA, AG or GD. This information is then used to inform future planning. The Reactive curriculum team is responsible for keeping an overview of the standard of children’s work and for the quality of teaching. The work of the curriculum team also involves supporting colleagues, being informed about current developments and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.

KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2022

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Spring Term 2023

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2023

Cycle B

EYFS Nursery Summer Term 1 & 2

EYFS Reception Summer Term 1 & Term 2

KS1 Summer Term 1 & 2

LKS2 Summer Term 1 & 2

UKS2 No unit this Term

KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2021

Cycle A

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2022

Cycle A

Coronation Road, Radcliffe, M26 3RD
0161 723 4538

History

Intent

At Radcliffe Primary School we believe that History helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the world, now and in the past. The History curriculum at Radcliffe enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. History is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of events and people from the past and how they have shaped the modern world. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Radcliffe and also to their further education and beyond.

Implementation

Our curriculum aims to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the lives of people who lived in the past. This can be achieved through encouraging children to think as a Historian, placing emphasis on looking at primary sources and examining artefacts. Our long-term plan has been carefully constructed to ensure a clear progression of knowledge and skills. We understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways and children should be encouraged to ask questions allowing a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. The history curriculum is an integral part of Understanding the World and forms a key part of some EYFS topics. History is taught across many other areas of our school’s curriculum and cross curricular links are made where appropriate, which support and enrich the work produced in topic lessons. We source a range of history resources within the school to benefit the children’s learning, e.g. artefacts, replicas, books and photographs. Our children are also encouraged to mark historical dates/events that significantly affected the local area, such as Remembrance Day, take part in assemblies, trip and invite visitors into school.

Impact

The class teacher will continually carry out formative assessment in History lessons. This will be done through questioning, observations, discussions and evidence in their books. At the end of each topic children complete assessment questions, which are linked to their current knowledge mats. These assessments are evidenced in their books. Teachers will then assess whether they are WT, WTP, WA, AG or GD. This information is then used to inform future planning. The Reactive curriculum team is responsible for keeping an overview of the standard of children’s work and for the quality of teaching. The work of the curriculum team also involves supporting colleagues, being informed about current developments and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.

KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2022

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Spring Term 2023

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2023

Cycle B

EYFS Nursery Summer Term 1 & 2

EYFS Reception Summer Term 1 & Term 2

KS1 Summer Term 1 & 2

LKS2 Summer Term 1 & 2

UKS2 No unit this Term

KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2021

Cycle A

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2022

Cycle A