Understanding Our World

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. 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.

Students will learn to use scientific inquiry skills by observing and exploring the classroom and outdoors environment; they will learn about the characteristics of living things, and the physical properties of objects and materials; they will learn that different tools and technology are used in different places for different purposes. In terms of technology, students have access to interactive whiteboards, computers and iPads.