LITERACY * Children use emergent reading and writing until FS2

Children read and understand simple sentences.

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

They also read some common irregular words.

They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
They also write some irregular common words.
They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.



Children are supported in developing their understanding of problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, learn, practice and talk. We provide opportunities to use number names, through interactive games and songs. To develop confidence using language such as more, less, bigger, smaller etc. Children will engage in activities that teach them how to recognize shapes, volume and capacity all through play activities.


People and communities

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

The world

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.


Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.


Exploring using media and materials- This is about how children experiment with media and materials finding out about their properties and modifying and manipulating them. It includes exploring sounds, patterns, movement and different tools and techniques.

Being imaginative- This is about children’s explorations into the world of pretence, building on their experiences of the real world and transforming them into something new – whether through role play, music, pretend play, block play or small world play or a range of other areas.