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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
Partial Opening and Restricted Admissions - We continue to operate and apply a strict approach to all applications for school places . At present we have 131 pupils ( 25% ) in school with a further 48 families wanting 62 places. The new variants of the virus pose an increased level of threat according to the media of between 50% and 70% so our control measures across society should feel 50% - 70% stricter than the first wave back in March ...and it does not feel like that ' out and about '. Despite our best efforts we have had to Quarantine two ( empty classrooms ) for 72 hours as a precautionary step on advice from Trafford cleaning services.School will be able to provide more school places when staff have had  vaccines and feel safer. If a member of your household goes for a Covid test please do not send the children into school until you have the results of the test and they are negative.
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History

At Davyhulme Primary School, our History curriculum is taught in chronological order, with cross curricular links to enable a deeper understanding of the passage of time, full immersion of the topic,and maximum engagement. We seek to inspire a curiosity about the past by bringing history to lifewith first hand experiences such as historical school trips and visiting workshops, alongside engaging lessons designed to give children the opportunity to develop fundamental skills. Children are encouraged to explore the past through a variety of sources, allowing for enquiry based learning where they can become History detectives; sifting and sorting through information to find clues and evidence to select and discuss with their peers. As our pupils progress, they will become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective.

We want pupils to understand the process of change, and how the past has shaped the present both in British and worldwide history. Wherever possible, close links are made with our local context, for example Year 4 study the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the lives of local people by visiting Styal Mill in Cheshire and Year 5 visit Stockport air-raid shelters as part of their studies on World War II – why was the Battle of Britain a turning point in British history. Year 5 also find out about the impact of World War II on the lives of local people in Trafford Park, and also our school community by looking at school archives.

History is taught as a discrete subject in order to emphasise the importance of this subject. Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible, for example Year pupils write recounts about air-raid attacks during English lessons and Year 3 pupils look at Stone Age art. We encourage our pupils to use the language, ‘ I am a historian’ in order to promote the use of historical skills.