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13/05/22

Year 6 trip to the cinema to celebrate their hard work! 📺 🍿 https://t.co/CWUgA1e04k

12/05/22

And we are DONE! 🥳 We couldn’t be more proud of our Year 6. They have worked incredibly hard. Well done each and every one of you! https://t.co/XkEEZbbK9H

10/05/22

SATs breakfast in full swing for day 2! Best of luck to our wonderful Year 6 cohort for their reading paper today! 🤩 https://t.co/vox4b7Zoey

05/05/22

Watch out O2…HJAC have arrived!! Young Voices are there rehearsing for their performance this evening. 🎤 🎶 Good luck 😄 https://t.co/vVzvbe3vmQ

29/04/22

Thank you for all the support and money raised for our outrageously orange day in aid of It was great to see a sea of orange. https://t.co/RHf6Va2w0y

31/03/22

Top table at HJAC today! Joined by Mr Britt for lunch! https://t.co/gmv2EECmns

22/03/22

Today, Year 4 discovered how Romans changed our homes in history! https://t.co/enKwRVPkMj

18/03/22

Congratulations to HJAC’s Star of the Week. You have all worked extremely hard. https://t.co/QWo2iAwkVu

18/03/22

Congratulations to our brilliant year 6 children who took part in Top of the Form this week. We are very proud of you. https://t.co/Z3lWw6ztB4

18/03/22

Tag us with your Red Nose Day outfits if you share them!

18/03/22

Top Table Thursday! Our wonderful nominees enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Utting yesterday. Keep up the great work 😊 https://t.co/dmAVdOuDYD

18/03/22

Don’t forgot that today is Red Nose Day and the theme is superheroes! We can’t wait to see all your costumes!

17/03/22

In Y4, the children have been investigating which materials conduct electricity. Check out their circuits. 💡 https://t.co/D7uRAgsnil

16/03/22

Gardening club have been busy making tiles to create a collage to display. Can’t wait to see it put together! https://t.co/L4vGZ9rAkr

11/03/22

Let’s also give a shout out to the ‘Top Table’ this week. They are nominated by adults over the week for showing kindness to others and being helpful around the school. https://t.co/S8YC1GVGBi

11/03/22

Congratulations to our stars of the week. They should all be very proud of everything they have achieved. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/C1oyc92ceF

10/03/22

Year 5 have been enjoying making prints in arts this week! They used rollers to apply ink to polystyrene tiles and then made prints using contrasting colours. #hjac https://t.co/x08oZO68Io

10/03/22

Year 6 have been creating nets to make 3D shapes this week! This has really helped with recognising 3D shapes from their nets and identifying the number of faces, edges and vertices. https://t.co/L93gVWnQU0

04/03/22

Congratulations to our amazing stars of the week. Well done to everyone for their fantastic reading achievements as they are working their way through reading the rainbow. https://t.co/mMFr4zJYOA

03/03/22

Just a couple of snaps from World Book Day at HJAC! Another year of fantastic costumes. Can you work out who all the characters are? Look out for some more pictures tomorrow! https://t.co/9NbPXf9HcF

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History

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy
At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, we want our children to be inquisitive and to question the information they are presented with to further their historical understanding. History explores culture, beliefs and values that help pupils to develop an understanding of themselves and others; pupils learn about similarities, differences and diversity and how we live in an interdependent global world. We want children to understanding how they, their family and friends are linked to the historical fabric of their local area, country and the world. 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.

A historian needs:

*Thorough investigative and research skills 

*Good communication skills 

*An interest in human behaviour, culture and society 

*An enquiring mind 

Implementation:
What does history look like at HJAC?

Overview:

History teaching focuses on enabling pupils to think as historians. An emphasis is placed on examining primary and secondary sources including historical artefacts, pictures and texts. Where appropriate, pupils are given the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance. Teachers at HJAC recognise and value the importance of stories in history teaching and as an important way of stimulating curiosity about the past. We focus on helping pupils understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways and that they are encouraged to ask critical questions when looking at the origins of sources.

At HJAC, pupils build on their prior historical knowledge and skills from KS1 to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They are encouraged to make connections between historical events and similarities between empires and civilisations over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Pupils will be supported and encouraged to devise historically valid questions to further their understanding of the period of history, as well as making links to the personal histories of the class and the significance to their current lives. Children are supported to consider the impact of historical events to living memory and how this influences their lives and those of their family and peers. Encouraging this level of discourse is of particular importance to support children in the development of their cultural capital.

Across all stages of teaching and learning we endeavour to create strong and appropriate links with other subjects to enhance the curriculum and learning experience, predominantly but not exclusively with literacy, music, PSHE, art and design and geography.

Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

NC

Stone Age

 

Bronze Age

 

Iron Age

Changes over time

 Achievements of the Earliest Civilisations

HJAC

Where do the first humans come from

How did bronze change Britain

Did life improve in the iron age?

 

Depth Study:  Did Britain really change that much in one million years?

 

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?

Life in Ancient Egypt- what has King Tut taught us?

Year 4

NC

Ancient Greece

The Roman Empire

Study of Non-European Society – Benin 900-1300AD

HJAC

How do we know about Ancient Greece?

Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?

What was life like in Ancient Rome?

 

How did the Romans influence the life in Britain?

 

How can we learn about the Kingdom of Benin?

 

Why was Benin so attractive to foreigners?

Year 5

NC

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle to Edward 1

HJAC

What happened to Britain when the Romans left?

How was Anglo Saxon Britain Ruled?

What can we learn from life in Anglo-Saxon England?

The battle of 1066 and what happened next…

 

Did the Vikings leave an impact on Britain?

Did the Vikings deserve their reputation? 

Year 6

NC

A local history study

A study that extends knowledge beyond 1066

A study that extends knowledge beyond 1066

HJAC

Was life that hard for all Victorian Children?

 

What have the Victorians done for us?

 

How did life change during WW2?

 

How did WW2 change Britain?

 

Democracy over time

 

Impact
Evidence and Assessment
At HJAC children have the opportunity to record their learning in a variety of ways, which is recorded within their history books. Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome, year group and the skills and knowledge being developed. This can be in the form of: extended writing, photographs of practical activities, historical timelines, speech bubble comments on relating the learning.

Core knowledge of each unit is supported by a knowledge organiser which details the key learning points, vocabulary and key questions. It is our expectation that the knowledge on our organiser is known by all.

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.

This includes:

  • assessment for learning
  • challenge tasks
  • enquiry tasks 
  • standards of learning in books
  • end of unit questions and quizzing
  • pupil voice

Marking is used to monitor progress and impact.  Throughout the course of the lesson the class teacher (and support staff where present) will move around the class, offering support/challenge where needed so that each child is receiving direct feedback during the lesson. These conversations will be recorded by writing the adults initials by the side of the piece of work, however far through it the child has got. Over the course of the half term, the teacher will speak to the child at various points in the lesson, so initials would be seen at various points on the page.

At the end of each unit, a quiz will be taken to ensure that all children have retained the relevant knowledge from the unit taught.

 

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