Humanities

    Why do we learn about the past?  How did medicine progress in Victorian England?  Can a picture say more than a thousand words?  What does it mean to belong?  Why might you live near a volcano?

    At St. Christopher’s, teaching of the humanities fosters a questioning attitude and encourages children to have an inquisitive outlook on the world around them.  Each subject progresses conceptually - this means learning about the early humans during history in Year 1, a study of European cities and landmarks as part of geography in Year 3 and an examination of Confucianism during religious education in Year 6.  From the youngest of ages, the girls have a creative approach to the humanities, with outdoor learning and Philosophy for Children being integrated across all subjects.