Learning about the past through a study of houses and homes

Primary History article

By Helen Crawford, published 22nd June 2017

Early Years Focus

A thematic study based on houses and homes is an excellent way to link learning about the past with something all children will be able to relate to – where they live. Planned carefully, it can provide a range of learning opportunities for both inside and outside the classroom.

Let’s look outside

Learning about houses and homes necessarily lends itself to a study of your locality. Taking your class for a walk around the local area is an effective way to cover the EYFS learning outcome for children to ‘know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials… and talk about the features of their own immediate environment’...

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