We believe that the study of History provides all children the ability to make meaningful connections to the past and the world that they live in now. The teaching of History at MOSPS is underpinned by our school vision and values and aims to inspire children to explore different periods of time, events and significant people(s) from the past to gain an understanding of how different cultures and beliefs may have influenced the world we live in today. Through a ‘Key question’ approach, we seek to develop enquiring minds that will, over time, make connections between, judgements about and perhaps gain a respect for the actions, choices and achievements of significant people(s) from history. Our curriculum makes use of primary and secondary sources of evidence and we encourage our pupils to gather information, make further enquiries, analyse their findings and have the courage to ask questions about authenticity, perspective and reliability. Our commitment to learning outside the classroom can be seen through the educational visits, across the school, which help to bring the past to life.
We recognise the subject’s importance in helping our pupils become Global citizens - as they explore the differences and similarities between events, people, places, cultures and environments through time at a local, national and international level, we want them to recognise the interconnectedness and interdependence of our world’s history.
Our vision is that the knowledge and understanding gained during their time at MOSPS will support our pupils to make more informed life choices and aspire to be open-minded individuals who make a valuable contribution to society.
To see current History topics, please visit the class pages section of the website.