Learning in ‘The World’ curriculum enables pupils to explore, find out about and develop their knowledge of the world around them. Our World curriculum encompasses learning in science, history, geography and people and communities.
In their Scientific learning children build their knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and also learn to ask questions of the world around them, developing their scientific enquiry skills. Science experiments enable pupils to explore and find out how and why things happen. Pupils learn about materials and their properties, living things and their life processes, and changes that happen i.e. in materials, the environment and living things and physical processes such as light, sound and forces. Pupils develop their knowledge of these areas with increasing complexity that is appropriate to their stage of understanding.
In pupils historical learning they learn about the past and present developing their understanding of now, next, before. Pupils explore artefacts and historical sources to find out what life was like in the past in different time periods. They will explore different eras and how things have changed, looking at the effects that these changes have had on different groups of people. Pupils learn about key historical figures and the effect that these people have had on their world.
In their Geographical learning pupils learn about different places within their local area and around the world. This includes investigating climates, places and cultures that are similar and different to pupils local environment here in Worthing. Pupils will learn how to use maps to find things and about different geographical locations markers and features.
In their learning about People and Communities children will experience different cultures, celebrations and religions. They will look at why people believe in different things and how we can celebrate and respect other people, living happily together in our community and the wider world.