Curriculum - Understanding the World

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Knowledge and Understanding of the WorldKnowledge and Understanding of the World: Children should be able to begin to respect and care for living things and investigate their environment in a variety of ways. Opportunities to develop these skills can be developed through water and sand play, construction and the children's own daily routines.

  • The children at the nursery are taught about being kind to the world around us and nature.
  • We go on adventures into the park and look at the flowers, animals and talk about different types of homes.
  • Computers are used to find out more about the world around us using a digital microscope to look closely at things. We have an interactive whiteboard where we can watch short clips in a bakery and we go on many adventures with Aunty Mabel and Pippin her dog all around the world
  • We introduce the children to other cultures and traditions and have a collection of objects from around the world and talk about what we do and what other people do in other countries
  • Henry the Hiker goes home with the children on their holidays and reports back in a special book about his adventures