Understanding of the World
Requirement: Children must 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 full range of tools safely: encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and in real-life situations: undertake practical ” experiments” and a range of materials.
Both babies and children will be given the opportunity to find out about the world through exploration and form a variety of sources, including their families and friends, the media and through what they see and hear. Babies and children need regular opportunities to learn about different ways of life and given accurate information and to develop positive and learning attitudes towards other religions, cultures and beliefs.
Practitioners will help children to become aware of, explore and question differences in gender ethnicity, language, religion, culture, special educational needs and disability issues.
The setting will offer a stimulating environment which includes activities which will encourage children’s interest and curiosity, both indoors and outdoors.