At Westbury Leigh, children enjoy different history based topics each year, ranging from Ancient Greece and Rome to Vikings and World War II (Evacuee local study). We make every effort to develop meaningful links between subjects, with English and Maths often taught within a cross curricular context. We endeavour to include our local area and history wherever possible which provide a context of change. Year 2 research and learn about how mills changed Westbury and year 6 look at changes in recreational land use and amenities through the 20th century in Westbury. Through our links with Westbury library and the Heritage Centre, we are able to immerse the children in their topics by using reproduction and real artefacts in our classrooms. We also create engaging lessons using drama and immersive events such as Roman Day in year 4. To reinforce their learning, theatre groups and visitors bring the subject alive and all children benefit from visiting places of historical interest, including Stonehenge, Bratton Camp and the Trowbridge Museum.
To view our history curriculum, click here.