Subject Leader: Miss Tadman
Humanities are an integral part of our teaching here at Meadlands. Many of our topics start with a history or geography theme. From Mexico (Years 3 and 4), Africa (Years 5 and 6) and Explorers (Years 1 and 2) as well as a study of The Tudors (Years 3 and 4), World War 2 (Years 5 and 6) and 'Heroes of the Air' (history of flight) (Years 1 and 2).
Pupils are taught specific humanities lessons as part of afternoon sessions, typically with two or three weeks of history followed by art and so on. Lessons reach across the humanities curriculum, so, as well as finding out about Henry VIII, for example, pupils will paint Tudor portraits and cook Tudor food! At Meadlands, we draw on the extensive available experience of both families and staff to enhance learning. Our annual International Week celebrates cultures and communities from around the world, with some of our teachers sharing placement experiences from schools in Nepal, India and Tanzania, among others.
As Londoners, our 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 with visits and visitors.
So please read on to find out about the exciting learning that takes place in humanities at Meadlands: