• Communication and Language
    Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
    Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World
    Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
    Physical Development
  • Enrichment

    Nursery Understanding the World Curriculum
    Children will be taught...

    EYFS Development Matters Statements Birth to Three

    • Repeat actions that have an effect.
    • Explore materials with different properties.
    • Explore natural materials, indoors and outside.
    • Explore and respond to different natural phenomena in their setting and on trips.
    • Make connections between the features of their family and other families.
    • Notice differences between people.

    EYFS Development Matters Statements Three and Four Year Olds

    • Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.
    • Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties.
    • Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.
    • Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history.
    • Show interest in different occupations.
    • Explore how things work.
    • Plant seeds and care for growing plants.
    • Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal.
    • Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
    • Explore and talk about different forces they can feel.
    • Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.
    • Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.
    • Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.