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Understanding the World



Our intent is for our children to make sense of their physical world and their community through exploring, observing and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.




We provide children with opportunities to explore the world around them. Pupils participate in whole school projects led by driver subjects each term. We teach children about their sense of place in the world and how their experiences can be plotted onto a simple timeline. Staff liaise with partners and invite visitors into school. Visitors talk to us about their experiences of the world. We complete local area visits.



We monitor the progress of our children through regular, ongoing observations and assessments. We use the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters to plan our progressive curriculum, across our EYFS, in order ensure that our children are making good progress. We also moderate both within school and externally as a LAT to ensure that our judgements are accurate. Children are also taught to explain their learning through use of graphic organisers.