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
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.