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Reception: Understanding the World

Reception: Understanding the World

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Free Reception / Kindergarten Activities

Welcome to Hands-On Education, where we strive to provide quick and engaging solutions to primary school teachers and home educators. Today, we would like to introduce you to "Understanding The World," a topic that includes eight different activities for children to explore and enjoy.

  • First on our list is the fascinating world of Dinosaurs. With so much information available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We suggest beginning with the basics, such as learning about the different types of dinosaurs and their characteristics. You can also incorporate fun activities like creating dinosaur-themed art projects or even going on a scavenger hunt to find hidden dinosaur fossils.
  • Next up, we have Mini Beasts. This topic allows children to explore the world of creepy crawlies, including insects, spiders, and worms. Encourage your child to get hands-on with this topic by going on nature walks and observing the different types of mini beasts they encounter. You can also create a mini beast habitat and observe their behaviour.
  • Under The Sea is another exciting topic for children to explore. From colourful fish to fascinating sea creatures, there is so much to learn about. Take your child on a virtual tour of the ocean and discuss the different types of marine life. You can also create an ocean-themed sensory bin for your child to explore.
  • Finally, we have Things That Go. This topic includes exploring different modes of transportation, such as cars, trains, and airplanes. Take your child on a field trip to a local transportation museum or create your own transportation-themed sensory bin. You can also incorporate fun activities like creating a paper aeroplane or even a cardboard car

One of the key components listed in the early learning goals is Understanding The World. At Hands-On Education, we have eight free topics within this component, each one containing multiple activity suggestions. These activities are designed to help young children explore the world around them and understand how it works. From exploring nature to learning about different cultures, our activities are both fun and educational.

To access all of our great ideas, simply login or create a free account. Our resources are completely free and available anytime. We hope that our light and engaging approach to teaching and general information shines through in the language we use. Thank you for considering Hands-On Education as a resource for your teaching needs.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to explore "Understanding The World" with your child. Remember, learning can be fun and engaging, especially when you have a hands-on approach. Thank you for choosing Hands-On Education as your hub for informative and engaging teaching strategies.

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    Complete coverage for the following subjects:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Geography
    • History
    • Design and Technology
    • Art and Design
    • Music
    • P.E (excluding swimming)
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  • Free Reception Activities

    Watch your child thrive with these fun early learning goals based activities.

    We cover:

    • Communication & Language
    • Expressive Arts & Design
    • Literacy
    • Maths
    • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
    • Physical Development
    • Understanding the World
    Reception Activities