Re. National Curriculum - Pre-School
I have recently decided to move to Somerset and have subsequently been visiting nurseries and play groups in the area. My investigations and my own experience of raising a child of pre-school age have led me to a disturbing conclusion - the Early Learning section of the National Curriculum is severely lacking in several areas. As a result, I would like you and your team to consider including the attached topics in future versions of the Curriculum and have included several questions as a useful teaching aid.
Please note - these are all questions I have been asked by my four year old.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss the questions further. Please do NOT contact me if you wish to discuss the answers.
1. The Body
Why do we have skin?
Why do I need to sleep if my batteries don't need re-charging?
What does my brain do?
Why do we have legs?
Can I still breathe when I'm dead?
Why does all your skin fall off when your dead?
What was it like in your tummy?
Why couldn't I see in your tummy?
Was I laughing when I came out of your 'china'?
Did my head hurt when I came out of you?
Why was I borned a boy?
3. The world around us
Why are there clouds?
Why does the world move past us when we drive?
Is a cyclone badder than a hurricane
If Frosties tigers eat Frosties, why do ordinary tigers eat people?
4. Natural history
If dinosaurs were alive before we were born, were we dead?
What did dinosaurs do all day?
Which is badder, a brontosaurus or a tyrannosaurs rex?
If I tell you that there was a brontosaurus with horns, and you always say that there wasn't, would you keep quiet and say yes?
Can a sabre toothed tiger run faster than a cheetah?
When I die, will I be born again?
Can you still hear me when I'm dead?