Skelmanthorpe Academy

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306



Vision statement and Intent

 The intent of the History Curriculum at Skelmanthorpe Academy is to provide a broad and balanced education that promotes a deep understanding of the past. Our aim is to inspire curiosity, develop critical thinking skills, and foster a sense of identity and belonging within our pupils. We believe that by studying History children will acquire valuable knowledge and skills that enable them to make sense of the world around them and become well-rounded citizens.

SEND in the History Curriculum

Any adaptations within the History Curriculum at Skelmanthorpe Academy dependent on pupils’ specific needs. These are in how the subject is taught, for example supporting pupils to pay attention, rather than the content. Background knowledge and contextual understanding is key to being a successful historian. There is no reduction in the curriculum as this can make later learning more challenging.

The curriculum at Skelmanthorpe Academy is designed to be ambitious for all pupils and high expectations are set for all subjects.

The sequential delivery of units and information, means that the children experience learning in chunks which do not overload the working memory, allowing pupils to build on and secure past knowledge.

Pedagogy of learning is key and individual knowledge of the SEND learners plays a part in how the curriculum can be adapted so that pupils with SEND are not disadvantaged.

This information is based on research reports carried out by OFSTED and how schools can best support pupils with SEND in accessing the curriculum.

 History Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement.pdfDownload
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Reception - Year 1 

 Medium term plan - Reception - year one - History - Travel and Transport.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium term plan - reception - year one- History - Castles and knights.pdfDownload
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Medium Term Planning - Years 1-2

 Medium Term Plan-Year 1-2-Significant Explorers.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan-Year 1-2-The Great Fire of London.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan-Year 1-2-War and Rememberence.docx.pdfDownload
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Medium Term Planning - Years 2-3

 Medium Term Plan- Year 2-3- Anglo-Saxons and Scots.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan- Year 2-3- Iron Age to Stone Age.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan- Year 2-3- Romans.docx.pdfDownload
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Medium Term Planning - Year 4 

 Medium Term Plan - Shang Dynasty - Year 4.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan - Year 4 - Local History, Skelmanthorpe.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan - Year 4 - Railways .pdfDownload
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Medium Term Planning - Year 5 

 Medium Term Plan Year 5 Ancient Greece.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan Year 5 Islamic Civiliations.docx.pdfDownload
 Medium Term Plan Year 5 World War 2.docx.pdfDownload
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