Knowledge and Understanding of the World relates to children's everyday lives, families, their homes, other people, the local environment and community, and the wider world. Children need to be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. Their learning must be supported through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely; encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and in real-life situations.
Effective provision for Knowledge and Understanding of the World needs to be linked across all areas of learning to ensure that children have opportunities to develop, apply and extend their skills of observation, enquiry, investigation, communication and decision making through a variety of media. There are many opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the other areas of learning and within the different teaching areas in the school. For example:
Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity •"
Discussing, investigating and cooking different types of food from a variety of cultures. •"
Looking at books and ICT sources to ﬁnd information about animals, the environment and famous people of the present and past. •"
Through listening to and asking questions of people/visitors with different roles in the community. •"
Going out into the community to cafés, shops, tourist locations etc. and learning how to behave and deal with different social situations.
Using the immediate outdoor environment and the local environment to provide opportunities to observe patterns. •"
Devising maps of the school environment and the local environment to reinforce the development of the mathematical language of position.
Welsh Language Development
Developing Welsh vocabulary of features of the school environment. While undertaking a study of the...
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