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Personal, Social and Emotional development

  • Develop care of self and the environment
  • Take turns, share and play appropriately
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Understand right from wrong
  • Understand and value differences between people, cultures and religions
  • Develop independence
  • Express feelings appropriately

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Enjoy listening to and using spoken and written language and readily turn it into play and use to communicate their needs with others
  • Extend their vocabulary and develop language skills
  • Listen to and join in with stories, poems and songs, one to one and also in small groups
  • Show interest in illustrations and print in books and in the environment
  • Learn how to handle books carefully and appropriately
  • Engage in activities requiring hand-eye coordination and use one-handed tools and equipment
  • Use puppets and props to make up or retell stories
  • Listen to stories through the means of ICT and story tapes
  • Contribute photo, drawings, favourite pictures, and artifacts towards child’s own personal diary and encourage turning pages, looking and talking about books
  • Use a variety of crayons, pencils and thick chalk and learn to hold in correct pencil grip

Understanding the World

  • Show curiosity and observe and manipulate objects
  • Investigate construction materials and small world equipment
  • Use a range of objects and tools safely and appropriately
  • Observe changes in the environment, weather and living creatures
  • Have opportunity to be involved in long term growing projects i.e., seeds / plants / vegetables.
  • Explore their environment and notice features in the place where they live and natural world
  • Gain an awareness of the cultures and beliefs of others

Numbers and Logic

  • Enjoy joining in with number rhymes and songs
  • Use numbers and mathematical concepts in play
  • Compare groups of objects and organise objects into groups or classification
  • Use shape in play and with puzzles, and be aware of shape in the environment
  • Observe and use positional language
  • Have the opportunity to construct large and small equipment
  • Have the opportunity to engage in sand and water play to measure and pour
  • Develop an awareness of time, order and sequencing of events

Physical Development

  • Explore a range of outdoor and indoor large play equipment in a range of ways such as climbing, jumping, balancing, crawling, sliding and rolling
  • Operate large and small equipment by means of pushing, pulling and turning
  • Engage in activities requiring hand-eye coordination such as puzzles, threading, posting, play dough, pouring, stacking and small world equipment
  • Explore the dress up clothes, hats, costumes, masks and develop independent dressing skills and observe self and others in mirrors
  • Show an awareness of space, themselves and others through movement to music, dance, actions to songs, outdoor games, water play and ride on equipment
  • Use a range of mark making tools both vertically (murals) and on flat surfaces of various levels (table top, floor, pavement, sand)
  • Explore sensory materials such as shaving foam, slime, sand, mud, rice, textured paper/fabric

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Show curiosity and observe and manipulate objects
  • Explore colour, shape, pattern, form and space in 2 and 3 dimensions
  • Recognise how sounds can be changed, sing simple songs from memory and make sounds and with body rhythm and musical instruments
  • Listen to a range of music/rhythm/instruments
  • Make constructions, collages, paintings and drawings using a range of media and materials
  • Use imagination and ideas, and communicate some of those ideas to others
  • Use their bodies to explore texture and space
  • Work creatively on a large and small scale
  • Use a range of tools and materials with assistance