History in the Early Years
In the Early Years at Lakenham Primary School history is approached through investigating children's own personal history and beginning to gain an understanding of the terms, past and present.
EYFS held a mini Enquiry into Remembrance. We used poppies as our stimulus. We asked the children: What can you see? What are they? Where do they come? We then moved on to looking at poppies and drawing these carefully. We finished our Enquiry by watching the Cbeebies film Poppies and recognising that poppies grew after the war.
Reception watched a video about poppies and spoke about Remembrance day to find out what the children knew. The spider diagram below shows what our understanding of Remembrance day is. We then produced some art work, creating representations of poppies using different media and materials.