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History at Homerswood


At Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we believe the History curriculum should inspire curiosity, fascination and encourage individual thinking skills. By providing a broad and balanced view of the History of Britain and the Wider World we aim to motivate and engage our pupils. Our History curriculum enables our pupils to develop the ability to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. It also strengthens their sense of identity through learning about the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups and the challenges of their time.

Subject Leader Guidance

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.

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. 

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.


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:


Celebrating Black History