Early Years Foundation Stage

Calling all very young archaeologists! Dig, delve and discover the fun side of history!

The JORVIK Group is proud to announce our first programme for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), using our innovative early years area at DIG. With lots of fun resources including dressing up, puppets, storybooks and games, young learners are encouraged to discover history and archaeology in an engaging and enjoyable way.

Launched in 2014, our special hour-long sessions are designed to enable youngsters to learn about archaeology first-hand and explore how archaeologists recreate the past. Learners are given the opportunity to dig for objects in our specially recreated digging pits (with safe and clean play soil) and can handle genuine artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history.

This year we have introduced our new programme to deliver the new curriculum changes.

Sessions are themed to help give an introduction to different characters from history or different environments that can be explored: your group can choose to learn about In the Garden, Under the Ground or At the Seaside, or discover the worlds of Vikings, Romans, Pirates or Knights.

Please view the Workshops page for more information about these exciting topics or Plan Your Visit to make a booking.