In Reception, children will complete the following as part of their 'Understanding of the World':
Ourselves and our Family
Children will explore similarities and differences between families, cultures and traditions.
Children will be able to talk about their environment, including features. They will also discuss how environments differ. In addition, children will recognise different ways in which the environment is affected by human activity.
Children will discuss changes between seasons, including observing trees for signs of change. They will begin to recognise seasonal patterns.
Children will understand and learn about the need to eat a variety of food and how this, physical exercise, having the right amount of sleep and good hygiene contribute to good health.
Floating and Sinking
Children will learn what is meant by the terms 'floating' and 'sinking'. They will investigate objects and materials, commenting on what they observe.
Children will recognise the basic properties of materials in relation to houses and other buildings. They will learn the properties of materials and begin to suggest some of the purposes of the materials.
Children will learn the names of a variety of musical instruments and they will explore the different sounds the instruments make.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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