HISTORY AT WILKINSON
At Wilkinson Primary School the teaching and learning of History has several aims. We aim to provide opportunities for the children to understand and appreciate the multi- cultural and diverse world in which we live, as well as assisting them in developing a genuine enthusiasm for History. The children are taught key History skills such as enquiry, analysis and interpretation, to aid their development through a creative topic based curriculum. Educational trips and visits from History specialists enhance the History curriculum with first hand experiences and artefacts being shared with the children.
In-line with current government guidance, our bank of history 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 history curriculum and where possible, we have tried to use technology to offer virtual-trip experiences to students within school.
Visitors to school, delivering specialist history provision, will be required to follow current COVID-19 best practice and wear the necessary PPE.
In the event of another lockdown, the history curriculum will still be taught via our online blogs and paper-resources made available for those who require them.
For history our intent is that all our children will aspire to know more about the past, understand how societies have changed, developed and influenced each other and developed key historical skills.