Our curriculum outlines the experiences children should be given to observe and respect living things, discussing the importance of handling them with care and sensitivity, for example by helping to attend to indoor and outdoor plants or by helping to look after mini beasts, a wormery or bug box.
THE WORLD AROUND US
From their earliest days, children try to make sense of their world. They are naturally curious about their environment and the people around them and frequently ask questions. They enjoy using their senses to explore the immediate indoor and outdoor environments. Through their natural curiosity and by providing them with a wide variety of activities and experiences in play, children begin to develop a range of skills and concepts including observation, experimentation and free exploration of their surroundings.