History in EYFS
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.
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