Understanding the World

Understanding the world involves guiding children 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.



 Understanding the World is about…
Being curious and questioning
Beginning to recognise and learn about the places and people near to where they live
Text Box: Insert same photoBecoming familiar with technology and learning how to use computers.

Text Box: Insert same photoExploring a wide range of materials –spaghetti, cornflour, soap snow, water, sand…
Learning about how materials can be changed by combining them or heating or cooling
Finding out about living things—animals and plants
Testing which vehicle will roll the furthest
Gaining an awareness of other communities and traditions