Personal Social and Emotional Development
Children show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others. They begin to regulate their behaviour, beginning to focus their attention on instructions aiming towards a simple goal
Children begin to feel confident to try new activities, showing independence, resilience and perseverance. They begin to know what is right and wrong and manage their own personal needs.
Children form positive attachments, working and playing co-operatively, taking turns and showing sensitivity to self and others
Communication and Language
Listening and Attention
Children listen attentively and respond, beginning to make comments, engaging in back and forth exchanges with others
Children participate in joint communication, using relevant vocabulary, expressing their ideas using the most appropriate form of communication available to them
Gross Motor Skills
Children negotiate space around them being aware of their on physical abilities and begin to demonstrate strength, balance and co-ordination leading to more energetic movements
Fine Motor Skills
Children use a range of tools, working hard to use writing instruments, showing accuracy and care when drawing
Children demonstrate an understanding of what is being said and begin to anticipate key events using acquired vocabulary
Children begin to use phonic knowledge to say letter sounds and read simple words
Children begin to make marks forming some letters and words
Children begin to have a deep understanding of numbers to 10
Children compare quantities up to 10 within different contexts. They begin to explore patterns within 10, including odds, evens and doubling
Understanding the World
Past and Present
Children begin to understand people around them and their roles. Differences about the past and present, drawing on their own experiences and those shared with them through events encountered through storytelling.
People Culture and Communities
Children communicate about their own environment through their own observations. They begin to explore religions through their own experiences and those relayed to them in class. They explore differences and similarities in this country and others through practical experiences shared in class.
The Natural World
Children explore the natural world around them, similarities and differences and understand some processes and changes in the natural world.
Expressive Art and Design
Creating with Materials
Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. They share their creations. Make use of props and materials when role playing characters.
Being Imaginative and Expressive
Children begin to invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers. They begin to relay familiar nursery rhymes and songs. They gain confidence in performing songs and rhymes with others. They enjoy music and begin to move in time.