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At Dee Point Primary School, we strive to guide our pupils to become skilled and accomplished historians. Our History Curriculum is designed to be ambitious, inspiring and purposeful. We want each child to understand the link between past and present, and how our lives have been shaped by the events in the past. We want to engage the children in a curriculum that will develop their cultural capital, their knowledge of the world around them and develop a sense of identity.

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At Dee Point Primary School our History Curriculum intends to:

  • Have a high quality history curriculum, with breadth and depth, that inspires a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world
  • Ensure children have a secure understanding of chronology
  • Enable children to link cause and effect from periods in time to the present day
  • Make links and connections within and across the time periods studied
  • Focus on historical enquiry to encourage children to become analytical, independent thinkers
  • Revisit core skills where necessary to gain secure long-term knowledge
  • Provide children with opportunities to practice what they know so understanding is deepened
  • Be progressive and reflect the changing needs of pupils
  • Have clear purpose in assessment across our school in History
  • Provide children with local, national and international History knowledge.

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Our implementation describes the way in which we deliver our intent consistently each day.

We aim to implement our intent by:

  • Having clear curriculum leadership and ownership, that ensures a clear progression in skills and knowledge across the History curriculum.
  • Having clear progression of knowledge and skill throughout history and key stages
  • A sequence of lessons planned based on both Procedural knowledge (skills) and Propositional Knowledge (content)
  • Providing exciting, engaging and memorable experiences, that draw on the use of artefacts, visits, visitors and workshops, to encourage children to find out about the past
  • A clear system for monitoring, evaluation and review
  • Teaching History as a discrete subject, with 3 units of work in each year group
  • Having links to Reading and Writing through historically based texts.
  • Knowledge is built upon and consolidated to support retention and is clearly outlined on Knowledge Organisers
  • Engaging in low-stake quizzes
  • Having an assessment system that inform planning and embed knowledge into long term memory
  • Clear links are made to previous learning
  • Teaching materials are selected to reflect the curriculum intent

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Because learning is a change to long term memory, we understand that impact needs to be assessed regularly and frequently over the long term. At Dee Point, children are assessed during every lesson, and at key points throughout their learning journey.

We measure the impact of our curriculum by:

  • Assessing children’s knowledge through low-stakes quizzes and regular retrieval opportunities
  • All SEND and vulnerable groups make good progress from their starting points
  • Regularly engaging in Pupil Voice discussions, where children show enjoyment of History and are able to recall their learning over time
  • Children will be confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in History using subject specific vocabulary
  • Children show a wide range of ambitions, aspirations and interests and the belief that they can achieve these
  • Children are well-prepared for their next steps in life
  • Children are happy, well-rounded individuals who show care and consideration for the community around them and beyond. 


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Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road

Main Contact: Admin Team: Shelley Roberts, Sara Mannion, Rachel Owens, Jayne Mowles. Bursar: Tracy Havenga Absence Manager: Natalie Griffiths
Phone Number: 01244 372631 Option 1 email attendance@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

Tel: 01244 372631

SEN Contact: Hannah Seddon & Kim Carpenter

SEN Email: senco@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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