Look at photographs of themselves from birth to now – how have they changed? Can they put the pictures in order from being a baby to more recent?
Look at photographs of themselves, parents and grandparents. Can they see what is the same? What is different? E.g. clothes, hairstyles, appearance etc
Talk about past and present events- have a photograph of a birthday celebration and discuss what they can see. Do they remember the event? Can they remember a holiday or visit? Use visual reminders.* Link to geography
Newarke Houses Museum is a great place to visit with lots of hands on activities to experience
Look at new and old toys, can they identify which is which? What is the same/different?
Sort pictures into categories e.g. alive and not alive
Think about the environment. What can they see around them? Name what they can see out of the window – shops, houses, religious buildings, schools, libraries etc
Where do they like to go? Discuss a favourite place, for example the park. How did they get there? * Link to history
On a visit talk about what they can see, how are they travelling, what they are going to do. How are things different to home or school?
Look at the weather – keep a daily weather chart using symbols. Experience the different types of weather on their skin, touch the rain, hail, snow, mud, throw leaves up in the wind – what happens?
Can they select suitable clothing for the weather? Use pictures or real items, (keep the choice to fairly suitable items- you don’t want them choosing shorts when it is snowing!)