Literacy, Communication & Language
Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
2. LITERACY (READING, WRITING), COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
- Shows awareness of rhymes and alliteration.
- Recognizes rhythm in spoken words.
- Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups
- Recognizes familiar words and signs such as own name.
- Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
- Looks at books independently
- Shows understanding of prepositions, responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object.
- Able to sound letters of the alphabet phonetically and begins to blend two letter words.
- Recognizes and associates letters with objects.
- Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).
3. UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
- Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
- Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experiences.
- Recognizes special times or events for family or friends and shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.
- Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.
- Knows how to operate simple equipment and shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects.
5. EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
- Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.
- Sings a few familiar songs and begins to move rhythmically.
- Imitates movement in response to music.
- Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.
- Explores colours and how colours can be changed.
- Developing preferences for forms of expression.
- Creates movement in response to music, sings to self and makes up simple songs and makes up rhythms.
6. PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMTOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Can select and use activities and resources with help.
- Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.
- Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks and more confident in new social situations.
- Confident to talk to other children when playing and will communicate freely about own home and community.
- Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.
- Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.