We Are Historians
Our Historians Vocabulary
History in Early Years
Understanding the world
EYFS Statutory Educational Programme: Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important
members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad
selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.
3 and 4 - year - olds will: begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history; talk about members of their immediate family and community; name and describe people who are familiar to them.
In reception children will: comment on images of familiar situations in the past; compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.