Plan opportunities which support children’s understanding of the world

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.4: Contribute to enabling play environments
Learning outcome: 8 Be able to plan and lead opportunities which support children’s understanding of the world
Assessment criteria: 8.1 Plan opportunities which support children’s understanding of the world

  • The EYFS states: “Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community.”
  • Activities that can support this learning outcome include:
    • Learning about different cultures by going on visits or inviting visitors of different cultures to the setting
    • Planning activities that celebrate different cultures
    • Tasting food from different cultures
    • Going on walks around the local area
    • Scavenger hunts or collecting items (e.g. stones, leaves etc.) – these could also be used as part of an arts/crafts project
    • The use of tablets, phones etc. as part of learning and development
    • Electronic ‘light-up’ or noisy toys

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