The World Around Us
•Children observe, explore, investigate and select materials and equipment in a range of situations.
•They ask questions about why things happen and how things work.
•As they work with a variety of materials, they use skills such as cutting, sticking, folding, pouring and building.
•They begin to recognise parts of the body and identify a variety of familiar sounds.
•They talk about their observations and make simple predictions about things like what would happen if water was added to sand.
•Children show interest in and are learning to care for their environment.
•They talk about themselves, their homes, their pre-school setting and the wider environment.
•They know about some of the people who work within the setting and the local community.
•Children talk about their families and events in their lives both past and present.