Geography and History

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.

Come and visit us!
  • Messy play for HoliCome and visit our ‘Outstanding’ Montessori Nursery  in person for an individual tour – please visit our Nursery Open Days page for more details and to book your visit
  • Holiday Fun Club – summer programme of activities available NOW
  • Forest School and Outdoor Nursery Classes – every Thursday afternoon – please see more information and booking details here
  • Primary Taster Day Autumn 2021 – Saturday 9th October – book a Taster Day session for your child or an Open House tour for yourself (or both!), please see more details and how to book your place here

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gower School!