Exploring the past through active enquiry

Primary History article

By Karin Doull, published 22nd June 2022

Story and enquiry – that’s what I think of when considering history. The stories of events and people pull you into the past and stories generate a curiosity that encourages exploration. ‘Finding out’ is central to what we do in history. Our early-years classrooms must provide vibrant and challenging environments for our youngest children to investigate.

The EYFS framework highlights the importance of story within the early learning goal for Past and Present:
"Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling." (DfE 2021:14)...

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