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Gorsemoor Primary School

Gorsemoor Primary School

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Welcome to History at Gorsemoor


It is our belief, that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning.  We believe history achieves this purpose by developing a sense of curiosity about the past and the understanding of how and why people acted like they did and the influence that has on their lives today.  At Gorsemoor, we want pupils to understand their place in society, including the local community and the wider world and to recognise the challenges of their time.  They should know that their actions today will affect the future, as the past has impacted on today.  The positive participation in historical investigation can help their personal development through improving their ability to think critically, ask questions, reflect, debate and evaluate.  By examining the past, they will understand the importance of how we can use this knowledge to shape our future.  Above all this, we want children to be passionate about history.


The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.


Click here to download the I am an historian document.

Click below to download a copy of 'what history looks like at Gorsemoor.'