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History in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, History is an umbrella for ‘Understanding the World. Teachers use their inspiring themes to teach History and children will learn through child-initiated and adult led activities. Children will... 

listen to stories that introduce people from the past 

* use correct language such as ‘yesterday’ ‘today’ ‘past’

* comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world 

* develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time and look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and    change

* remember and talk about significant eventws in their own experiences 

* recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends 


Statutory Guidance for the Foundation Stage

History in Key Stage One 

Teachers will use their inspiring themes to teach children about...

* changes within living memory 

* events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

* the lives of significant people in the past, who have contributed to national and international achievements

* significant historical events, people and places in their own locality


National Curriculum

File icon: pdf History Policy 20-21 [pdf 146KB] Click to download