History – Foundation Year

To the point

  • Talk about families and what makes them unique and different
  • Talk about events of significance and talk about things they can remember about the events
  • Look at photos and ask the child to put them in order.
  • Look at photos and talk about the past

The long bit with all the background detail

Identify similarities and differences between families

  • Talk about families and what makes them unique. Discuss the number and age of their family members, family heritage, extended family, family activities, religion and other traditions.
  • Talk about and draw pictures of our own family showing what makes us unique.
  • Draw pictures of similar and different families.

Recognise how important family events are commemorated

  • Talk about events of significance and talked about things they can remember about the events
    • Birthday
    • New Years Day
    • Christmas
    • Easter
    • Birth of sibling
    • Family dinners
    • Holidays
    • Weddings

Sequence familiar events in order.

  • Draw a line with an arrow on a piece of paper and ask the child to draw pictures to show how events occur in order
  • Look at photos and the child to put them in order.

Pose questions about their past

  • Encourage child to ask question about their past

Relate a story about their past using a range of texts

  • Look at photos and talk about the past
  • Prompt a child to draw pictures about their past
  • Prompt a child to tell a story about being a baby or toddler
  • Prompt a child to tell a story about when something special happended in the past such as the birth of a sibling, starting school or a special event.

 

 

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