Our Kildwick Curriculum

At Kildwick CE VC primary School we value the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards in all that they do, underpinned by our deeply Christian ethos. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We provide our children with an exciting and creative curriculum, in which many subjects are taught through themes.  This thematic approach to teaching and learning inspires our children and engages them in their learning. We encourage children to be inquisitive learners and ask questions, offering them the opportunity to consolidate and revisit previous learning in order to deepen understanding and create life -long learners. Their achievements, attitudes and well-being matter and we offer them the opportunity to discover their gifts and talents given to them by God and experience ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

The Kildwick History Curriculum

At Kildwick CE VC Primary, the History curriculum enables children to gain knowledge and understanding of the past within our own locality, our country and the wider world.

While developing key knowledge about different historical periods, children will also develop an understanding of chronology, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference and the impact of certain historical events and people on modern Britain.  Children will also develop the following key skills: asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, evaluating evidence and examining arguments.

In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘The World’ through our ‘topic’ themes which are based on Geography and History KS1 objectives. This is because the class is a mixed Reception/Year 1 class. This ensures progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1.     

The EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World is taught in variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child-initiated learning in well-resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors. 

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded in each child’s Learning Journey. These observations contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Understanding the World.

Key Stage One follow a two year rolling programme to ensure children cover all topics. In Key Stage One, children develop their understanding of the passing of time, using vocabulary such as then and now, old and new to describe. They look at similarities and differences between people and compare life during different periods. Children also look at why certain events happened and how certain events and people have impacted Britain today. Children begin to use historical sources to infer about the past.

Key Stage Two follow a one or three year rolling programme, depending on year group. In Key Stage Two, children make links within and across the history periods that they study, developing a secure chronological understanding.  They use a range of sources to answer questions, developing an awareness of bias in evidence.

Class 1 and 2 - First Year (Y1/2)
Autumn Toys
Spring Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell
Summer Great fire of London- Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
Class 1 and 2- Second Year (Y1/2)
Autumn Seaside holidays then and now- changes in living memory and difference and similarity of ways of life in different periods.
Spring Significant events, people and places in own locality – Skipton castle.
Summer Famous Queens- comparing aspects of life in different periods through significant individuals
Class 3 and 4 - Year 3/4/5 - Year One (2018/19)
Autumn Stone Age
Spring Stone Age to Iron Age
Summer Shang Dynasty
Class 3 & 4 - Year 3/4/5 - Year two - (2019/20)
Autumn Ancient Greece
Spring Romans
Summer Romans and Legacy in Britain
Class 3 & 4 - Year 3/4/5 - Year three - (2020/21)
Autumn Saxons
Spring Saxons
Summer Vikings
Class 5 (Y6)
Autumn Mayans
Spring A study that extends knowledge past 1066 - Victorians 

Local History Study, WW2