Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFs)

History Home Learning

Foundation Stage history is part of the national curriculum’s learning objectives for developing children's understanding of the world, so they will learn through experiences that introduce the concept of time and change. Have a look below as to how the history curriculum might be brought to life for your child and what you can do to support this at home.

  • Help your child to develop a sense of change over time and help them to differentiate between past and present by growing plants or looking at photographs of their life. Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in those of other members of the family or friends.


  • Encourage your child's awareness of features in the area you live. Point out how some buildings look older than others.


  • Discuss events that occur regularly within your child's experience, for example seasonal patterns, daily routines and celebrations.Enter text...
  • Read stories that introduce a sense of time and people from the past.


  • Encourage investigative behaviour and raise questions such as, ‘What do you think?', ‘Tell me more about?', 'What will happen if..?', ‘What else could we try?', ‘What could it be used for?' and ‘How might it work?'


  • Use language relating to time in conversations, for example, ‘yesterday', ‘old', ‘past', ‘now' and ‘then'.