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.
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..."