Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Resilience.


Marcus Garvey once stated

‘ People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’



A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. 


History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


The National Curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils: ‘know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.  



At Gunness and Burringham C. E Primary our History curriculum ensures that children develop wisdom and resilience.  Our children develop their knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum is fully inclusive and diverse. At Gunness and Burringham C. E Primary we feel that it important that children have a good understanding of the history of our local area, including that of our school, our local villages of Gunness and Burringham, our local town of Scunthorpe and local city of Lincoln. Children learn about a range of significant historical figures and historical events. We aim for children to develop their wisdom further by visiting places of historical interest, using a range of historical sources, and engaging with others' who can share information. Our history curriculum equips pupils with the wisdom needed to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Our history curriculum enables children to become resilient learners who develop a deep understanding of the subject.




At Gunness and Burringham we follow the National Curriculum for history. Lessons are well sequenced, sequential and build on previous knowledge to allow children to apply their own knowledge and wisdom in a range of creative and inspiring activities.  

The inclusive well sequenced history curriculum enables our children to make links in their learning, and to learn in depth about historical periods and subjects. Each classroom displays a historical timeline, allowing children to understand and develop a true chronology of events. Local history is revisited on a regular basis, taking time to appreciate the historic nature of the school and its surrounding area.



By the time children leave Gunness and Burringham C.E Primary they will have a secure understanding of the historical events and significant historical people studied. They will have a good understanding of chronology, making clear links between historical periods. They will be able to describe the impact historical events have had on the present. Children will be able to engage with historical sources of evidence and use a wide range of historical vocabulary. They will have the wisdom to ask and answer challenging questions. The children will engage in thoughtful conversations about the past.  


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Our 'Golden Threads' 



Our School


The whole school enjoyed finding out about the history of our school, we asked the community for help and many parents offered us old books, photographs and even their old school report. The oldest book we received was from 1856!


Did you know...


"Our school was built in 1880.

The first Headteacher was called Richard Ford Stradling. 

Our school used to be an old army base. In 1939 the army occupied the school so it could protect Keadby Bridge."


We enjoyed using primary sources of evidence to share the history of the school...





Sharing our knowledge with pride!

We delivered letters to the community to share our knowledge of the school, they were well received and some members of the community replied to our letters with even more information!




Holocaust Memorial Day

The children reflected and produced some thoughtful work on Holocaust Memorial Day. They thought about their hopes and dreams for the future.




"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old..."


Progression in historical knowledge and skills

Ancient Greece Day

History Policy

History Overview