GEOGRAPHY AT WILKINSON
At Wilkinson we ensure that the four key areas of the Geography National Curriculum (Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and Physical Geography, Geography skills and fieldwork) are encompassed within our 'Topic' based sessions.
In-line with current government guidance, our bank of geography resources are not being shared across bubbles unless they have been disinfected and have gone through an agreed quarantine period. Educational trips have also been affected as the Department for Education is still currently advising against foreign and domestic trips (residential and non-residential); this has implications for our geography curriculum and where possible, we have tried to use technology to offer virtual-trip experiences to students within school.
Visitors to school, delivering specialist geography provision, will be required to follow current COVID-19 best practice and wear the necessary PPE.
In the event of another lockdown, the geography curriculum will still be taught via our online blogs and paper-resources made available for those who require them.
For Geography our intent is that all our children will aspire to learn about the world and its people; they will be equipped with knowledge about places, people, resources, environments and, physical and human processes, developing key geographical skills
Our aim, when teaching Geography, is to stimulate children's interest in both their local surroundings and in the wider world. We look at the variety of human and physical conditions of the earth, and exciting lesson planning enables us to nurture a sense of awe and wonder within the children. We also support our children, particularly in Key Stage 2, to develop an enhanced sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth through our teaching of Geography.
When planning the Geography Curriculum, teachers are guided by their knowledge of children's needs and interests; to select appropriate and engaging lesson content. We believe that Geography is a key life skill and our enthusiasm for Geography ensures that all children are practised in these skills in preparation for life beyond Primary School.
John Wilkinson Week
Learning about the life and times of John 'Iron Mad' Wilkinson
Our school is named after the industrialist John Wilkinson who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the production of cast iron goods during the industrial revolution. One of his iron foundries occupied the site of the school in the 1700s and 1800s.