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Understanding the World

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their world and community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

People and communities

The world


Ideas for parents and carers

  • Share and talk about family photographs
  • Visit different parts of the local community.
  • Look at books and photos to talk about different places and countries.
  • Explore the outdoors observing changes in the seasons.
  • Go for walks and talk about nature and what you see.
  • Explore with an adult objects in the home that work in different ways, torches, whisks, remote control toys.
  • Stick, glue, sellotape boxes together to build and create models.
  • Enjoy building with lego and construction kits.
  • If you have access to computers, ipads, ipods etc, play appropriate games.