Irwin Avenue, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8QY

0121 453 2520

enquiry@rednalhilljuniors.com

Rednal Hill Junior School

INSPIRE

History & Geography

History

Impact

History is delivered so that children are able to appreciate each era in a chronological context, where learners will gain knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.  The acquisition of knowledge is underpinned by historical enquiry skills that are progressive through year groups.  Alongside the development of the appropriate use of historical terms, critical questions will enable them to consider the society in which they live.

Implementation

Our History curriculum covers the skills outlined in the National Curriculum through broad, challenging and inspiring themes.  Our fortnightly ‘Foundation Fridays’, along with an additional 2 hours each fortnight, enable content to be delivered within a meaningful context and wherever possible cross curricular links are exploited, particularly links with D.T and Art, British values, our values based learning and SMSC. However, teachers make it explicit to the children that they are learning history skills and encourage them to think like ‘historians.’  Pupils are provided with a Knowledge Prompt card (see foot of this page) to support each theme which promotes the use of appropriate, challenging vocabulary.

Learners are given a wide variety of experiences both in the classroom and out. We encourage school visits and visitors into school to enable the children to gain first hand experiences to support their learning. One element in the development of the pupils’ communication skills is for pupils to apply their writing skills within an extended written piece linked directly to their history theme.

Impact:

  • Children will make use of appropriate historical terms and have be able to use a wide range of vocabulary when discussing themes taught
  • Work in books is of a good quality for their age and ability
  • Monitoring opportunities in school demonstrate pupils can apply the key skills of chronological understanding, Historical enquiry and interpretation
  • Retention of key knowledge will be demonstrated through a themed quiz
  • Pupil interviews demonstrate that children have a sound grasp of key knowledge delivered
  • As historians children will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future

Geography

Impact

Our Geography curriculum aims to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of the world and their place in it.  Geographical skills are taught progressively over the key stage in order to reinforce ability to acquire locational and place knowledge. We seek to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

Implementation

Our Geography curriculum covers the skills outlined in the National Curriculum through broad, challenging and inspiring themes.  Our fortnightly ‘Foundation Fridays’, along with an additional 2 hours each fortnight, enable content to be delivered within a meaningful context and wherever possible cross curricular links are exploited, particularly links with D.T and Art, British values, our values based learning and SMSC. However, teachers make it explicit to the children that they are learning geographic skills.  Pupils are provided with a Knowledge Prompt card to support each theme which promotes the use of appropriate, challenging vocabulary.

Learners are given a wide variety of experiences both in the classroom and out. We encourage school visits and visitors into school to enable the children to gain first hand experiences to support their learning. Fieldwork sessions are utilised to actively engage the children so that they become more aware of their local environment as they progress through their geographical education

Impact

  • Children will make use of appropriate geographical vocabulary and can present findings both in graphically and in writing
  • Work in books is of a good quality for their age and ability
  • Children will work collaboratively to solve problems and explain the processes that they have taken/observed within a real life context.
  • Pupil interviews demonstrate that children have retained knowledge that is pertinent to geography delivered
  • Monitoring opportunities in school demonstrate pupils can apply their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enrich their locational and place knowledge.
  • Retention of key knowledge will be demonstrated though a quiz.
  • Children will begin to understand their wider world and the implications that we as citizens have on it.

 

Mrs. K. Judd

If you'd like to find out more please contact me via the school office using:

Tel: 0121 453 2520 or

e-mail: enquiry@rednalhilljuniors.com

 

Knowledge Prompt Card for autumn 1 planning.

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 Y3 Ancient Britain Knowledge Prompt.pdfDownload
 Y4 The Romans Knowledge Prompt.pdfDownload
 Y5 The Egyptians Knowledge Prompt.pdfDownload
 Y6 A Child's War Knowledge Prompt.pdfDownload
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