The World Around Us is one of the six areas of learning in the Northern Ireland curriculum. It focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in Geography, History, Science and Technology. In Tandragee Primary School we aim to retain the best of current practice within the three subjects, while developing a topic/theme based approach to this area of learning, and making relevant connections across all areas of learning, while ensuring breadth and balance.
Children are naturally curious and often ask profound questions about themselves and the nature of the world around them. The purpose of this area of learning is to find age appropriate answers to some of these big questions from the perspectives of geography, history, science and technology.
The World Around Us is presented as four inter-related strands that connect learning.
The four strands are:
· Change over time
· Movement and Energy