Understanding the World (UTW) supports children’s learning about the surrounding environment. In this area of learning, children can explore new cultures and better understand basics that we often take for granted.
- Past and Present
- People, Culture, and Communities
- The Natural World
Children will discover similarities and differences, what world and what doesn’t, what they can and cannot change, and why certain things happen within the world around them. There are lots of opportunities to experiment and investigate. From this subject out of the EYFS seven areas of learning, children can make observations and form their own opinions and theories.
As well as learning about societies and communities, cultures, people, and places, there are elements of science within this type of learning, too. For example, children will learn about the environment, such as weather conditions, plants, and wildlife.