Date(s) - 10/02/2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
An essential guide to re-designing your History Curriculum
This webinar will facilitate how to create an enriched, topic-linked curriculum, mapped throughout the school to form a creative, progressive journey for your children.
We will consider the key skills needed in your curriculum: how higher level thinking is facilitated by using KCVs (Knowledge, Curriculum & Vocabulary) and by linking learning to text type .
Will Reeves is the Head of School and Scott Harris is a Phase Lead and Humanities Lead at Eynsham Community Primary School, which is part of the Eynsham Partnership Academy. Eynsham Primary School is a two form entry primary school in West Oxfordshire. The school was judged ‘Good’ in September 2019, prior to this it has been in special measures and requires improvement for a number of years. Will was instrumental in leading the school through a successful indpection which highlighted the curriculum as a strength. The pair have led a ‘deep dive’ and delivered curriculum CPD across a range of schools across the county.
Will Reeves holds responsibility for the development of the curriculum and has designed one based on the schools context and needs. More recently, he has been supporting an Oxfordshire school in special measures, providing advice to them about their curriculum and also is providing advice to a small village school in the design of their curriculum.
Will has designed a curriculum based around building on children’s prior learning through the use of Knowledge, Concepts and Vocabulary Organisers (KCVs). Knowledge is the core element of the curriculum he designed and all the curriculum experiences and skills development are centred around subject based knowledge progression. Knowledge acts as ‘building blocks’ of learning, enabling the pupils to make relationships to memory and cognition, providing a basis for ‘higher-order’ thinking. It also ensures carefully considered design of activities, vocabulary, questions and assessment of learning.
Scott Harris has been a teacher for a number of years and recently joined the leadership team at Eynsham. He has taken over the humanities role and can offer an insight into what History looks like at our school now, after years of work, as well as how he has gained an understanding of what happens when you arrive at a school and are taking over new subjects.
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