Phonics and reading schemes
Communication and language
Listening and attention
Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
This involves providing opportunities for pupils to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Pupils must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, social and emotional development
This involves helping pupils to:
develop a positive sense of themselves and others
form positive relationships and develop respect for others
develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings
understand appropriate behaviour in groups
have confidence in their own abilities
Specific areas of learning and their associated ELGs
This involves encouraging pupils to read and write, both through listening to others reading, and being encouraged to begin to read and write themselves. Pupils must be given access to a wide range of reading materials for example books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.
This involves providing pupils with opportunities to:
practise and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems
describe shapes, spaces, and measures
Understanding of the world
This involves guiding pupils to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Characteristics of effective learning
Gives you information about how your child is learning. It’s about the processes they use to learn rather than outcomes
Playing and exploring – engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go’
Active learning – motivation
Creating and thinking critically - thinking