Understanding Our World

Knowledge and understanding of the world relate 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, and practical activities, children are provided with meaningful experiences. These stimulate their senses as well as encourage them to ask questions, explore and wonder about their environment. They 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 learn about the characteristics of living things and the physical properties of objects and materials. They 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.