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History in EYFS

In Mellor St Mary CE Primary School we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early  Years and Foundation Stage issued by the DFE. We also use 'Development Matters' to support our planning, teaching, observing and learning outcomes in EYFS on a day to day basis.

Early Years Pupils will:

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas. The aim of this document is to help subject leaders to understand how the skills taught across EYFS feed into national curriculum subjects.

 

This document demonstrates which statements from the 2020 Development Matters are prerequisite skills for history within the national curriculum. The table below outlines the most relevant statements taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters age ranges for Three and Four-Year-Olds and Reception to match the programme of study for history.

 

Early Years children will be taught about memories of their lives the ‘then’ and ‘now’ and what ‘the past’ means.  They will remember special events, routines or customs for their family and know the differences between different family members or different generations. They will develop an awareness that we can look for clues about what the past used to be like.

The most relevant statements for history are taken from Understanding the World:

Understanding the World

EYFS

Development Matters

  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.
  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.
  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.
  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.

Early learning

Goal

  • Past and Present
  • Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.
  • Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
  • Understand the past through settings, characters and
  • events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.
  • Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.
  • Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
  • Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

 

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