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.
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 Science.
Early Years children will be taught to develop a curiosity about the world. They will explore the natural world around them. They will describe what they hear, see and feel. They will use their senses and hands on exploration to develop their understanding. They will develop and understanding that some environments are different to the ones that they live in. They will be taught to make simple observations by drawing, taking photographs, use sorting rings or boxes.
Understanding the World