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Spring Term 2024

 

Here comes the a new term of fabulous History! As always the teachers have been planning exciting lessons to build curiosity and develop each child's learning journey. 

Please check here regularly for History updates and learning across the school from Nursery to Year 6.

The Votes are in - Do History months help us to learn about other people?

Votes for Schools Assembly - This week, voters explored what they learn during awareness events and why we celebrate them. They also considered whether they might gain a greater understanding of the diversity in our society if they focused on these topics at different points in the year, or in a more consistent way.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Autumn Term 2023

 

Here comes the Summer Term of fabulous History! As always the teachers have been planning exciting lessons to build curiosity and develop each child's learning journey. 

Please check here regularly for History updates and learning across the school from Nursery to Year 6.

Year 6 have been exploring The Maya Civilisation and why we should remember them.

Year 1 using artefacts to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

As part of Remembrance Week, Year 5 have written Cinquain Poems which follow the 2, 3, 6, 8, 2 pattern.

As part of Remembrance Week, Nursery have learnt about the significance of poppies and watched the cBeebies 'Poppies' animation. The pupils also enjoyed making stained glass poppies and painting poppies.

Father Rob joined us today for a special Remembrance Assembly.

Everyone is very keen to get their Poppy products and support the Poppy Appeal.

Next week is Remembrance Week, on Wednesday we will have an assembly from Father Rob and on Friday the children will be taking part in a 2 minutes silence to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

Year 2 - this half term they will debating if we should still celebrate Bonfire night. They started their journey by exploring the Gunpowder Plot.

As part of Black History Month, Reception have been reading 'My Hair' by Hannah Lee.

As part of Black History Month, Year 4 have been learning about Dr James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, who was a champion of education in Africa and a supporter of inter-cultural and inter-racial unity.

The results are in!

As part of Black History Month, Nursery have been reading 'People Need People' by Benjamin Zephaniah.

As part of Black History Month, Year 6 have been learning about Michelle Obama and how she was the first African-American woman to serve as first lady.

As part of Black History Month, Year 1 have been reading 'The proudest blue' by Ibtihaj Muhammad.

As part of Black History Month, Year 5 have been learning about Lilian Bader, a trailblazing woman who made history as one of the first black women to join the British Armed Forces.

As part of Black History Month, Year 2 have been reading 'Sulwe' by Lupita Nyong'o.

As part of Black History Month, Year 3 have been learning about Bessie Coleman. 1892 -1926. Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman, and also the first woman of Native-American descent, to hold a pilot's licence.

Black History Month is being celebrated during October. This year, the theme is “Saluting Our Sisters”. In our Votes for Schools Assemblies we will be exploring this theme in greater depth.

Reception have been exploring past and present by placing events on a timeline.

Summer Term 2023

 

Here comes the Summer Term of fabulous History! As always the teachers have been planning exciting lessons to build curiosity and develop each child's learning journey. 

Please check here regularly for History updates and learning across the school from Nursery to Year 6.

Year 3 have been exploring and debating which building are significant and why.

Year 6 have been exploring primary sources to compare the impact WW1 and WW2 had on children in England.

Year 6 have been using their timeline to develop their chronologically knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

Votes for Schools - Voters celebrate the 75th anniversary of Windrush. They will make the journey from the Caribbean to Tilbury Docks before considering whether we should celebrate the Windrush generation more.

The bunting has been hung and the crowns have been made, I think we're ready for the Coronation.

Votes for School - Are You Interested In The Coronation?

Spring Term 2023

 

Here comes another term of amazing History! The teachers have been planning exciting lessons to build curiosity and develop each child's learning journey. 

Please check here regularly for History updates and learning across the school from Nursery to Year 6

Year 6 - Extended writing about the Mayan Civilisation.

Year 1 - exploring the life of Ibn Battuta and why his travels are important.

Year 2 - using photographs to find clues as to what seaside holidays were like in the past and putting them in chronological order.

Do you know what disrespect looks like? This week’s Vote for School Assembly focuses on the way we behave towards each other and how to identify when we are not being treated – or treating others – in the ways that we should. We also discussed Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2023.

Year 3 - exploring the importance of the improvements made by using bronze.

Autumn Term 2022

 

Another year, another exciting term of History! The teachers have been planning exciting lessons to build curiosity and develop each child's learning journey. 

Please check here regularly for History updates and learning across the school from Nursery to Year 6.

Many Christian families will be settling down this December for a traditional Christmas dinner. But what is the history behind many of these food traditions? Read on to discover.

Year 1 had two visitors join them this week to deepen their history learning, Geoff (92 years young) and Val (78 years young) talking about their childhood.

Across the school the children have been talking about Remembrance, they have created art work, writing and the children in Year 1 had a discussion about Miss Rutter's Grandad's medals which she very kindly brought in for them to see.

Reception have been exploring toys from the past.

Selina from Saint John's Church sharing a Remembrance Assembly.

Remembrance Week, on Friday the children will be taking part in a 2 minutes silence to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.

Year 5 have been investigating what can be discovered about the past from archaeological remains.

Year 3 have been exploring timelines.

Summer 2022

Welcome back for another fun filled term of history learning. In classes we are starting the new term with a focus on carrying out historical enquiries and understanding how history has impacted upon change and development. Look out for information and updates about the history learning in each class.

 



 

Outdoor Learning - using the skill of chronology to create a timeline of key events in British History.

27.5.22 - Everyone enjoying the Jubilee picnic

26.5.22 - Schools Platinum Jubilee Church Service

LOCAL HISTORY: Why should we preserve our locality?

Spring 2022

We are very excited to welcome you back and look forward to an enjoyable term of history learning. In classes we are starting the new term with a focus on constructing the past, and understanding the cause and effect of the past on the present. Look out for information and updates about the history learning in each class.

Year 6 - exploring the value of a range of different types of sources for enquiries, including extended enquiries.

Who were the greatest explorers? - Year 1 have been identifying what explorers did in history.

ONE WORLD WEEK 2022 - Year 3 have been exploring the history of the Japanese Flag.

Autumn 2021

We are very excited to welcome you all back and look forward to an enjoyable term of history learning. In classes we are starting the year with a focus on sequencing the past and using different sources of evidence. Look out for information and updates about the history learning in each class.

 

Many Christian families will be settling down this December for a traditional Christmas dinner. But what is the history behind many of these food traditions? Read on to discover.

Did the Great Fire make London a better or worse place? - Year 2 have been exploring why the Great Fire of London spread so quickly.

Lots of people buy, make and wear poppies every year for Remembrance Day. But what is the story behind the famous poppy?

What was life like when our grandparents were children? Year 1 have been exploring the difference between objects from the past and present.

Black History Month 2021 - Proud To Be

What was new about the New Stone Age? - Year 3 have been using different sources of information to identify distinctive features between two time periods.

History Working Wall

WGC Centenary Souvenir Guides

Can you find the clues, solve the puzzles and become the GREAT Centenary Chaser?

Read all about The Great Welwyn Garden City Centenary Chase, in the souvenir guide.  Explore the 5 different trails over the Easter holidays. 

Download your chosen route and clue sheet from the link below.

www.wgc100.org 

Submit the answer for each trail and you’ll be put in a prize draw, with a top prize of £150 of gift cards to spend in your favourite WGC shops and restaurants.


 

In 2020 Welwyn garden City was 100 years old

Follow the link below to explore the WGC 100 website and find out about the signature projects and see photos of some of the amazing events which have which have already taken place.

https://www.wgc100.org/

 

WGC Centenary Walks

One of the amazing projects is the WGC Centenary Walk, celebrating Ebenezer Howard’s original vision of a ‘a marriage of town and country’. This is a circular walk around WGC following the orange waymarkers. Along the way you can discover information about historical points of interest associated with the garden city.

Further details about this work and others can be found at:

https://www.wgc100.org/signature-events/centenary-walk/

 

Celebrating Black History

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