Understanding the World (Exceeding Descriptors)

Understanding the World (Exceeding Descriptors)

People & Communities

  1. Knows the difference between past and present events in their own lives and some reasons why people’s lives were different in the past.
  2. Knows that other children have different likes and dislikes and that they may be good at different things.
  3. Understands that different people have different beliefs, attitudes, customs and traditions and why it is important to treat them with respect.

The World

  1. Knows that the environment and living things are influenced by human activity.
  2. Can describe some actions which people in their own community do that help to maintain the area they live in.
  3. Knows the properties of some materials and can suggest some of the purposes they are used for.
  4. Are familiar with basic scientific concepts such as floating, sinking, experimentation.


  1. Finds out about and uses a range of everyday technology.
  2. Selects appropriate applications that support an identified need, for example in deciding how best to make a record of a special event in their lives, such as a journey on a steam train.

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