Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Learning how to show friendly behaviour, initiating conversations, forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
- Developing confidence when in new social situations.
- Developing confident to talk to other children when playing,
- Explaining own knowledge and understanding, and asking appropriate questions of others.
- Developing an awareness of personal feelings, and knowing that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
- Understanding the needs of others; taking turns and sharing resources.
- Developing awareness of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in school.
Communication and Language Development
- Listening to stories with enjoyment
- Learning to take turns when speaking and listening during a conversation
- Using language to support their imaginative role play
- Learning to discuss the context of a story; beginning, middle and end
- Following instructions.
- Retelling a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went down slide, hurt finger).
- Using talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.
- Using a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
- Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.
- Developing understanding and use of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’.
- Dressing and undressing independently.
- Responding to own health and hygiene needs and being independent when feeling hungry, thirsty, needing the toilet etc.
- Developing gross motor skills and learning to move in different ways with confidence including the use of stairs, steps or climbing equipment.
- Developing increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.
- Developing fine motor control and co-ordination through a variety of activities; using pencils, threading beads, learn pads etc. Holding a pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
- Knowledge of the soundfor each letter of the alphabet
- Segmenting and blending sounds in simple words
- Letter formation – learning to write letters; emergent writing
- Recognising and learning to write their own name
- Writing for different purposes
- Learning that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom.
- Learning that stories have a structure- a setting, an event and principal characters.
- Predicting how a story may end.
- Recognising numerals 0-10
- Quantity of numbers 0-10
- Counting with 1:1 correspondence
- Formation of digits 0 to 10
- Recognising numbers that are one more than a given number and finding one more or one less from a group of up to ten objects.
- Estimating how many objects can be seen
- Awareness of 2D shapes
- Using positional language
- Sorting objects by certain criteria e.g. length or weight
- Using mathematical knowledge to solve practical problems
Understanding the World
- Shows interest in their environment by asking questions using ‘why and how’
- Understanding the importance of caring for living things and the environment.
- Learning to use a variety of Computing equipment; including laptops, learn pads and the interactive whiteboard
- Exploring the world around us – both indoor and outdoor
- To develop an awareness of different beliefs and traditions and exploring special times or events for family and friends.
- Recognising similarities/differences in ourselves and others
Expressive Arts and Design
- Developing imaginative skills in role play and with story telling
- Learning and joining in with familiar and new songs and nursery rhymes
- Exploring sound and music making; using a range of musical instruments
- Exploring colour and what happens when we mix our own paint
- Applying art techniques – printing, finger painting, chalk, pastels etc.
- Developing construction skills, using various construction materials and joining a construction together.
- Developing dancing skills; learning to move rhythmically and imitating movement in response to music.