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Substantive & Disciplinary Knowledge

Our grids reflect that we have worked closely with our primary feeder school Westbury Junior School to map our the primary journey of all the foundation subjects for the purpose of establishing strong links between both schools.

Substantive Knowledge comprises of the content or ‘substance’ that we aim for the children to build up and acquire. These are the established facts for example:

  • Properties of materials
  • Rules of netball
  • Internet Safety
  • Events leading up to Florence Nightingale's impact on nursing
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Disciplinary Knowledge refers to how the children acquire the substantive knowledge, and the elements which are unique to learning languages. This is knowing how we know for example:

  • How historians come to conclusions and judgements
  • Carrying out an experiment
  • Writing persuasively