Children without the knowledge of their past history and culture is like a tree without roots.

Our history curriculum intent

History has always been a subject which we are passionate about at Gisburn Road. The 2014 National Curriculum for history aims to ensure that all children:

  • Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past.
  • Children should learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
  • To begin 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.

Our main aim more than any other is to inspire children to become an investigator of history through our curriculum, visits and visitors.

We encourage children to always ask questions, to search for the answers themselves and then ask even more questions. The word ‘History’ is Greek meaning inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation!

Our Aims

Here at Gisburn Road School our aim is:


• To develop children’s historical knowledge and to inspire an interest in the past.

• To help children develop enquiry skills by asking questions about the past and using a range of sources and looking at how the past is represented in different ways.

• To find out about people and events in the past and identify reasons for what happened.

• To bring History to life through creative experiences

Remembrance project

Year 2 children imagined that they were soldiers in the First World War. They wrote letters home describing the conditions.

Bancroft Mill Visit