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Understanding the World

Children learn to make sense of the world through a range of planned topics and child initiated explorations. We provide opportunities for the children to encounter people, plants, materials and objects in the natural environment and in real life situations.


Activities are based on first hand experience, wherever possible, and make full use of the outdoors and a range of ICT equipment, including computers, cameras and programmable toys.


Visits to places such as Knowsley Safari Park, Quarry Bank Mill, local churches and walks in the local environment as well as visits from Fire Officers, Police and School nurses are some examples of how we bring this area to life.


Theatre groups are also used to capture the children’s imagination and stimulate their interest.

Please find the relevant curriculum policies below.

Picture 1 Learning about the past in Victorian times.
Picture 2 Finding out about Victorian toys and games.
Picture 3 Building and Construction
Picture 4 Celebrating culture - Chinese New Year
Picture 5 Investigating - very hands on
Picture 6 Developing ICT skills.
Picture 7 Programmable toys
Picture 8 Using the smartboard
Picture 9 Investigating light and dark
Picture 10 Experimenting with magnets
Picture 11 Enjoying working together on the smartboard
Picture 12 Mad Science Assembly