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Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi


History in EYFS:

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 most relevant statements for history are taken from the following area of learning:

  • Understanding the World



Three and Four-Year-Olds

Understanding the World

•        Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history.


Understanding the World

•        Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.

•        Compare and contrast characters from stories, including

figures from the past.


Understanding the World

Past and Present

•        Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.

•        Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

•        Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.