Understanding the World in EYFS is split into 3 parts: People and Communities, The World, and Technology.
People and Communities:
This is focused on children celebrating and accepting that all people are not like themselves. We make our children aware of many different celebrations that take place all over the world, such as Chinese New Year and Eid.
The world focuses on our immediate envrionment, our local area and also the wider world. We encourage children to look at similarities, differences, patterns and changes in their environment. We have seasonal walks in our local environment where children make and talk about their observations. This is also complemented by our Forest School approach.
As the world we live in is immersed in new, innovative technology, it is important children are aware of the technology surrounding them at school and at home and how to access this safely.
We spend time in class talking about how we can stay safe online and that we should always ask a grown up for help if we are unsure or scared about anything we may see online.
Children have access to laptops, iPads, interactive whiteboards and Bee Bots continuously in Reception.