3 PRIME AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM INCLUDE

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT


fine motor - gross motor - dexterity - skills - strength - muscles - growth -    milestones
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

 

Health and self-care 


Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


PERSONAL SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Self-confidence and self-awareness


Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
They say when they do or don’t need help.


Managing feelings and behaviour


Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.


Making relationships


Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others.
They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity.
They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.


COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE


Verbal and non verbal - speech, body language, facial expression
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.


Understanding


Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.