Understanding the World
Aspects of understanding the world includes; people and communities, the world and technology.
During the year we focus on themes such as ‘All about me and my family’, ‘Festivals and celebrations’, ‘Toys’, ‘Living and Growing’, ‘Seasons and change’, ‘Special places’ and ‘Superhero’s’. Children’s own ideas and experiences influence the themes, and these may involve visits to Weston Park and Park Hall Farm, visitors into school, the local community and environment.
Through adult-led and child initiated sessions, children are able to access ICT for a particular purpose.
Through finding out and exploring, children develop what they know about the world by;
- talking about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members;
- understanding that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this;
- recognising similarities and differences between themselves and others (including families, communities and traditions), places, objects, materials and living things;
- talking about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary;
- making observations of animals and plants, explaining why some things occur, and talking about changes;
- recognising that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools;
- selecting and using technology for particular purposes.