Understanding the World

Your children will explore and find out about the world around them, asking questions about it. 
 
The children will learn the skills necessary for the area of learning by using a range of tools such as torches, magnifiers, scissors and gardening tools, and by observing creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environment and in real life situations. 
 
They will work with a range of materials, wet/dry sand, coloured/clear liquids, compost, clay etc and will learn about the past by seeing pictures of or examining artefacts such as toys which their parents/grandparents used. 
 
They will learn about design from opportunities to create using a variety of materials and joining methods. 
 
The children will learn about information gathering using a range of media such as books, audio and visual reference material, pictures, maps, photographs and by talking to visitors or on group outings. 
 
They will find out about past events in their lives and their families’ lives.  They will find out about their own cultures and beliefs and those of others.