Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.

Opportunities to explore the world around us at Long Furlong:

Nursery
  • Tidy-up routines
  • Gardening (grow their own food)
  • Celebrate the cultures of their classmates
  • Make new friends
  • Go on a class trip
  • Learn to care for the world they live in
  • Take toast order and deliver to the office staff
  • Prepare snack table for classmates
Reception
  • Forest School
  • Litter picking
  • Tidy-up routines
  • Hatching chicks (Incubate chicken eggs)
  • Tadpoles
  • Gardening (grow their own food)
  • Celebrate the cultures of their classmates
  • Make new friends
  • Hold a newt
  • Climb a tree
  • Go on a class trip
  • Learn to care for the world they live in