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History in EYFS

History is taught in EYFS as an integral part of their topic work, this is delivered through child-initiated and adult led activities.


The children are given the opportunity to find out about past and present events in their own lives and those of their families and other people they know.


In the Foundation stage, history makes a significant contribution to developing a child’s understanding of the world through activities such as looking at pictures of famous people in history or discovering the meaning of new and old in relation to their own lives.


Your child may be asked, ‘What happened next?' after reading a story or looking at other sequences of events, such as getting dressed, planting a seed or making a sandwich.


Children may also be asked to bring in photographs of themselves as babies and to discuss how they have changed over time.


Your child will also explore patterns and routines and will be encouraged to record their findings by drawing or writing.