History in EYFS

In Early Years, teachers are guided by the 'Understanding the World' section of the Development Matters framework to plan an engaging and stimulating curriculum.
The children in Nursery used their hands to make a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day. In so doing, they learned to value this important cultural and community event.
The children's understanding of history is developed by how it applies to them. In Reception, the children investigated their families' histories looking at continuity and change.
In Reception, children discussed their family tree - organising events using basic chronology - and family trips to the seaside, commenting on familiar situations in the past.