Understanding of the World
We develop our Understanding of the World throughout topic's as well as our Fantastic Friday's. Understanding of the world provides us with knowledge and skills that will later support us in science, history, geography and religious education.
Understanding of the world is split into three areas; people and communities, past and present and the natural world. Your child will be assessed against the following criteria at the end of the year.
People and Communities
- I can describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps; -
- I know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on my experiences and what has been read in class; -
- I can explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and – when appropriate – maps.
Past and Present
- I can talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society
- I know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on my experiences and what has been read in class;
- I understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.
The Natural World
- I can explore the natural world around me, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants
- I know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
- I understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter