History in EYFS

EYFS: Reception and Nursey

As part of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) children in Reception and Nursey at Newfield Park will begin to learn about History through Understanding of the World (People and Communities) this will also link to Communication and Language (Understanding and Speaking). 

Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment

To meet the Early Learning Goal children should be able to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations

To meet the Early Learning Goals children should be able to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. Children should be able to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.