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Understanding of the World

Understanding of the World

Understanding the world:

Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place

where they live and about all aspects of the environment.  Finding out about the world around

them is what children do very effectively when they investigate by touching, holding or pressing

things and by climbing on and jumping off things. They are fuelled by curiosity and love to

explore and investigate how and why things work and like to test out their ideas.  In the

Nursery we feel that this is important and children are guided to make sense of their physical

world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people,

places, technology and the environment.

Forest school features on our timetable on a weekly basis as we feel the experience provides

excellent opportunities for play and exploration which gives children opportunities to achieve

and develop confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences in a natural 

environment with trees.