UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
This is one seven areas of learning.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World relates to children’s everyday lives, their homes, families, other people, the local environment and community, and the wider world. There are three main areas in this area of learning –
Places and people (i.e. early Geography)
Time and people (i.e. early History)
Myself and other living things (i.e. early Science – Biology)
Myself and non-living things (i.e. early Science – Physics)
Through different types of play, active, and experiential learning opportunities as well as practical activities, children will be provided with meaningful experiences. These will stimulate their senses as well as encourage them to ask questions, explore and wonder at their environment. They will undertake investigations that engage their interests, and develop awareness of the beliefs and views of others.