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Understanding of the World

Understanding the World (UW)


Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment.  In the EYFS, Understanding the World is broken down into three aspects:

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology


To help your child understand the world we will:

Talk about parts of the body and how they are used (look closely at our 5 senses)

Find out about different types of weather and seasons

Learn about different religions of the world

Look at festivals and celebrations from around the globe

Talk about Bonfire Night and how it is celebrated

Begin to use simple computer programmes (e.g. ‘Simple City’, ‘2 Paint a Picture’ etc)

Christmas Nativity!