Understanding the World

Understanding the World

People and Communities

The World


In this area of learning children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help to make sense of the world. Children learn through activities based on first hand experiences. This forms the foundation for later work in science, design and technology, history, geography, and ICT.

Curiosity, discovery, problem solving all play a part in early science.

Children learn about the natural world of animals, plants, people.

Children should build and construct with a variety of materials learning to use tools and techniques.

Children should use everyday ICT to support their learning.

Children should find out about the past and present.

Children should observe and identify features of their environment.

Children should learn about different cultures and beliefs.

During our training on attachment, it was emphasized that young children need to build relationships with adults and other children, to support healthy brain development. Children under 5 should spend as little time as possible on screens of any kind.

We decided to remove the computers from the nursery. Instead we have interactive white boards, which the children can use as a group. All staff members have a tablet for observations, which can be used with individual children for researching their own interests.