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. Teaching at Gunness and Burringham Primary School will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
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.
Children at Gunness and Burringham will be exposed to a wide range of historical concepts, each classroom displaying a "time line of historical events" allowing children to understand and develop a true chronology of events.
The whole community will be encouraged to participate in a Local History Study at points within the year; taking the time to appreciate the historic nature of the school and the surrounding areas that we live in and appreciating the natural history and changes that have taken place on our very own doorstep.