The World Around Us


Through The World Around Us, children are encouraged to use their natural curiosity to explore the nature of the world around them and their place in the world through geography, history and science and technology.

The purpose of learning about The World Around Us within the Northern Ireland Curriculum is to provide opportunities for children to develop:

  • self-confidence and self-esteem in expressing and sharing their thoughts and ideas and developing an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of the world;
  • an awareness of themselves and their place in the world, as well as of other places, cultures and the environment;
  • an awareness of Information and Communication Technology and its impact on society and the world around them.

(Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum)