Understanding the World Foundation

Children are provided with experiences and support which help them to develop in the following ways:

People and Communities

To encourage children to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. To know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things and be sensitive to this. To know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, communities and traditions.

The World

To help children learn 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. To make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur. To talk about changes.




Caterpillars and Frogs

Noah’s Ark
Nursery Rhymes
Homes around the World


OurselvesFood and FarmingThe Sea