Understanding the World


I use all of my senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials exploring collections of materials with similar and/or different properties. I can talk about what I see, using a wide vocabulary. I am beginning to make sense of my own life-story and family history. I show interest in different occupations. I explore how things work. I can plant seeds and care for growing plants understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal. I am beginning to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things. I can explore and talk about different forces I can feel. I talk about the differences between materials and changes I notice. I am continuing to develop positive attitudes about the differences between people and know that there are different countries in the world, talking about the differences I have experienced or seen in photos.


I can talk about members of my family and community naming and describing people who are familiar
to me. I can comment on images of familiar situations in the past. I can compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past. I can draw information from a simple map. I understand that some places are special to members of my community. I recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways. I recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries. I can explore the natural world around me and describe what I see, hear and feel whilst outside. I recognise some environments that are different from the one in which I live and understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around me.