History at Homerswood
At Homerswood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that History should support pupils to develop a moral understanding of our past, inspire curiosity, provide pupils with a sense of identity and develop critical thinking skills, which allows for quality debate. We aim to provide a broad and balanced view of the History of Britain and the wider world, through teaching the key skills of:
Constructing the past
Sequencing the past
Change and development
Cause and effect
Significance and interpretations
Planning and carrying out a historical enquiry
Using sources of evidence
We follow The Rising Stars History Scheme which provides key questions, to stimulate curiosity and debate, key vocabulary, cross-curricular links, and background subject knowledge for teachers. Our Homerswood Values and Golden Threads are embedded within our History Curriculum by developing the understanding that everyone has the right to a voice, promoting mutual respect and tolerance and understanding the importance of democracy. Pupils explore issues such as democracy and relate this to the modern day through studying periods such as Ancient Greece. Enabling them to understand how, overtime, changes happened and to evaluate their impact. By looking at the achievements of famous British people, students develop an awareness of how they have influenced and shaped the country in which we live. Teaching pupils to respect and value diversity is encouraged in the day to day teaching and learning through showing respect for different viewpoints and ideas as well as in the ability to work effectively together both individually and in groups.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: