Throughout the school, the teaching of History and Geography is very much cross-curricular – starting in Lower School (Reception to Form Two) with the Creation of the Universe, the development of Animal Life (early man) and the History of Writing. In Upper School, the topics studied include The Active Planet, The Environment, The Stone Age, The Vikings, The Victorians and the World Wars. We also place a special emphasis on our place in our immediate environment by looking at the development of London through time.
Geography is a foundation subject, and as a Montessori school, we place great emphasis on the world around us. The subject encourages pupils to acquire and develop both the skills and the knowledge necessary to understand the world in which we live.
The teaching of History allows the children to develop empathy and critical thinking as well as learning about the past. A variety of techniques are used to teach the subject including primary and secondary source material, ICT, films and field trips to sites of historical significance.
Through the teaching of both subjects, we aim to give the children a sense of place in the world.