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"Opportunity, Enjoyment, Excellence"

Understanding the World (Science, Design & Technology, Computing, History, Geography, RE & Languages)

Our "Understanding the World" curriculum includes learning about the following curriculum areas: science, technology, computing, history, geography, religious education and foreign languages. Many of these subjects overlap and enable us to make cross-curricular links as part of broad topics.

Understanding the World in the Early Years Curriculum

Past and Present:

Children at the expected level of development will:

 

  • Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society;
  • Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;
  • Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

People, Culture and Communities:

Children at the expected level of development will:

 

  • Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps;
  • Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;
  • Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and – when appropriate – maps.

The Natural World:

Children at the expected level of development will:

 

  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants;
  • Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;
  • Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.
Progression into KS1 and KS2
Our work in the Early Years flows into our KS1 and KS2 curriculum for the following subjects:
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