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History is taught in a lively and imaginative way at Prince’s Mead. We believe that learning about history is important as it begs the question: How can you know who you are unless you know where you come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before?

Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, the pupils enjoy various trips to places of historical interest such as Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Normandy beaches, the Mary Rose Museum, Milestones Living History Museum and Porchester Castle.

Religion & Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy is taught throughout the school, as a dedicated subject from Year 1 upwards, while aspects of religion come into the framework of the Early Years curriculum.

The subject provides opportunities for pupils to explore personal and philosophical aspects of their lives involving a spiritual or moral dimension. Pupils develop knowledge of the beliefs and practices of Christianity and other major world religions. It also allows pupils time for reflection and to relate their home, cultural and life experiences to those of others. Philosophy & Religion should give them information upon which to base future choices in both action and belief.

Prince’s Mead was founded on broadly Christian principles and traditions, which are still integral to the school today. However, the United Kingdom has a diverse range of cultures and faith systems and we reflect an understanding of different beliefs within our teaching. The teaching of Religion and Philosophy is conducted with care and sensitivity, beginning with what the children already know and building on this foundation.


Geography is an important subject as it helps children to understand the world around them and gives them certain skills and knowledge which have a wide variety of applications in everyday life. Geography is taught by the class teacher up to Year 4 and then by a specialist teacher in Years 5 and 6.

The teaching of Geography is achieved using three approaches; whole-class teaching, individual consolidation exercises and collaborative group work. Students are encouraged to communicate their findings in a variety of ways, thereby enabling a greater understanding of the many different applications of Geography.