Home Page
Together We Climb to Succeed

Understanding the World

Understanding the World


Understanding the world involves children making sense of their world and community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. It comprises of three areas: people and communities, the world and technology.


People and Communities: At Pepper Hill School children have the opportunity to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They learn that other children don’t always enjoy the same things as them using class discussions and experiences that occur during the day and are encouraged to be sensitive to this. Children consider similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


The World: The children learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They find out about some other countries, sorting, investigating, playing and using different materials. They explore, investigate and talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants in and around our garden and begin to discuss and explain why some things occur, talking about changes.