Understanding the World

The seven areas of learning – Understanding the world:

Understanding the world is one of the four specific areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This area Involves supporting children in making sense of the world around them and their community by providing opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

The key areas within Understanding the world are: People and Communities, The World and Technology.

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Early Learning Goal

  • People and Communities – Early Learning Goal: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • The World – Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
  • Technology – Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
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