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Understanding the World

The children -
    - investigate objects and materials by using all of their senses
    - find out about and identify some features of living things, objects and events they observe
    - look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
    - ask questions about why things happened and how things work
    - build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work where necessary
    - select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join the materials they are using
    - find out about past and present events in their own lives and in those of their families and other people they know
    - observe, find out about and identify features in the place they live and the natural world
    - begin to know about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people
    - find out about their environment and talk about those features they like and dislike