Blue text indicates the criteria for children working at the expected level.
Literacy: Writing –
Writing our SFA graphemes
Mark making including outside mark making
Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint.
Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet
Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions
Literacy: Reading –
Learning nursery rhymes
Show an understanding of key story elements by sharing stories
Making predictions about stories
Learning our SFA phonemes
Shows an awareness of rhyme and alliteration
Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall
Enjoys an increasing range of books
Learning our days of the week and months of the year
Using our calendar for number recognition
Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.
Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.
Uses everyday language related to time.
Expressive Arts and Design –
Role playing as nursery rhyme characters
Painting our self and family portraits
Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.
Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect
Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development –
Sharing and turn taking
Learning class rules and routines
Understanding our similarities and differences
Talking about making the right choices
Can select and use resources and activities with help
Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others feelings
Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas
Physical Development –
Move like a character from a nursery rhyme
Discussing healthy eating during snack and lunch time
Go Noodle for gross motor development
Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping
Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food
Understanding the World –
Using our All About Me boxes to discuss our families, interests, places we have visited etc
Discussing seasons and weather
Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.
Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends
Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
Communication and Language –
Talking about ourselves, families, likes and dislikes
Using language in imaginative role play, including nursery rhyme role play
Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation is of interest to them
Can retell a past event in correct order
Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next.