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Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

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About our school

History

At Castleton, Glaisdale and Lealholm, we bring history to life through our enquiry topic by providing good quality first teaching, organising well-planned excursions and sourcing visitors that inspire our children. 

Intent 

Curriculum design, coverage and appropriateness 

Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  

Our intent for our History approach is:  

  • To inspire children’s curiosity about the past and to recognise its significance today.  
  • To teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.  
  • Achieve their absolute potential by having the highest expectations of their learning 
  • Be confident to ask questions, take risks and extend their knowledge.  
  • This is enabled by positive relationships and nurture.  

Implementation 

Curriculum delivery 

Teaching (pedagogy) 

Assessment (formative and summative)  

We implement History through:   

  • In EYFS, each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1 
  • Our curriculum sequence of Launch and Landing  
  • Using a range of high-quality resources   
  • The use of knowledge organisers to enable children to remember what they have been taught long term 
  • Using a core text to link knowledge across the curriculum 
  • Excellent teacher subject knowledge and high order questioning  
  • Opportunities for all children to access Greater Depth learning   
  • Learning across the curriculum is sequentially planned to build on knowledge and skills 

Impact 

Attainment and progress (including national tests and assessments) 

  • The National Curriculum provides a structure and skill development for the History curriculum being taught.  
  • The impact of our History approach is children understand our past and their ancestors. They are passionate about History and its significance today.  
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment 

 

 

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