Understanding the World
Staff: Mrs Turner, Mrs Lord and Miss Bentley
Our Understanding the World curriculum covers Science, History and Geography.
In Early Years we follow the EYFS Statutory Framework 2021. Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 we follow the National Curriculum 2014 for Science, History and Geography. These are taught weekly as discrete subjects and children learn to think scientifically, as a historian and develop geographic skills and knowledge. Our schemes of work are carefully planned to build upon previous learning. Whilst teaching is supported by the Association of Science Education planning and Connected History and Geography schemes of work, these resources are adapted to meet the needs of each class, year group and child.