Humanities are an integral part of our teaching here at Meadlands as many of our topics start with a history or geography theme. From Mexico (Yr 3 and 4), Africa (Yr 5 and 6) and Explorers (Yr 1 and 2) as well as a study of The Tudors (Yr 3 and 4), World War 2 (Yr 5 and 6) and 'heroes of the air' history of flight (Yr 1 and 2).
The children are taught discreet humanities lessons, these are part of our afternoon sessions and typically the children will have lessons on a 2-3 week rota which means they will have 2-3 weeks of history and then 2-3 weeks of art and son on. Often based around their topic so as well as finding out about King Henry 8th they will be painting Tudor portraits! We also draw on the extensive experience we have available in the school, both from families and staff. Our annual International Week is a celebration of cultures and communities from around the world and a great opportunity for our teachers to share experiences of their own CPD in places as far away as Nepal, India and Tanzania.
Being Londoners are curriculum is enriched by the wonderful city we live in and we make the most of the galleries and museums both locally and in central London to broaden the children's knowledge and capture their interests.
So please read on to find out about the exciting learning that takes place in humanities at Meadlands: