Primary workshop: Designing an Enriched History Curriculum with Will Reeves

Primary workshop: Designing an Enriched History Curriculum with Will Reeves

Date(s) - 10/05/2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


£25 + VAT

An essential guide to redesigning your History Curriculum

This workshop will facilitate how to create an enriched, topic-linked Curriculum, mapped throughout the school to form a creative, progressive journey for your children.

Will Reeves, facilitator, will introduce the History curriculum which they have developed at Eynsham Primary School as a key example of how the skills of teachers on their staff, were used to create it.

There will be a demonstration of how the key skills needed in a History curriculum are planned for: how higher-level thinking is facilitated by using KCVs (Knowledge, Curriculum & Vocabulary), showing progression through each Year Group and by linking learning to text type.

About the facilitator:

Will Reeves is the Deputy Headteacher 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 had been in special measures and requires improvement for a number of years. Will was instrumental in leading the school through a successful Ofsted which highlighted the curriculum as a strength. He led a ‘deep dive’ in History where he spoke about the progression of History throughout the school.

Will holds responsibility for the development of the curriculum and has designed one based on the school’s context and needs. More recently, he has been supporting an Oxfordshire school in special measures, providing advice to them about their curriculum and is also 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.

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Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools

£25 + VAT

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