Children Around the World
At Meath school, we bring Geography and History to life through ‘Children Around the World’. This offers the children a unique and valuable insight into the rich and diverse cultures of the modern and past world. Through ‘Children Around the World’, Meath students develop a growing sense of identity as world citizens, and an appreciation of the rights and privileges they enjoy in modern, multicultural Britain. We aim to inspire a deep curiosity that will grow with them for the rest of their lives.
In can be challenging for our children to imagine a life that is unfamiliar to them. Through a practical, multisensory approach, Meath students learn the skills to investigate life in the past and in other countries. We encourage the children to talk about and reflect on what they learn. Role play, educational visits and hands-on experiences involving food, music, dance and celebrations are an integral part of how the children learn.
Through ‘Children Around the World’, Meath students learn a range of deep transferable skills to enable them to navigate the world around them. We use what the children have already learnt and experienced as a starting point. The children then learn to investigate and talk about diverse people, places, resources and environments. At Meath School, we nurture our children to grow into global citizens, who understand their role in the world and how their actions have an impact on the world.
By the end of their primary education, our children will have a chronological understanding of aspects of British history from Stone Age to present day. They will be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives through their understanding of world history. The children learn and talk about how events in the past have influenced our lives today. By considering how people lived in the past, Meath students are better able to make their own life choices today.
Aims for our pupils at Meath:
to develop curiosity and enjoyment in the world around them today and in the past.
to talk about their observations, experiences and personal ideas.
to learn skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
to grow a sense of identity that promotes responsible citizenship and British Values (including democracy, liberty, mutual respect and tolerance).
to talk about similarities and differences between periods of history, places and cultures.
to learn the language, skills and knowledge to navigate the world around them.
to grow an understanding of their own cultural heritage and that of others.
to understand how human and physical processes have led to change over time.
to develop a sense a chronology.