Learning Zone

There are 7 areas of learning.

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 and 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.

Speaking

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners needs. The 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 narrative and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Moving and Handling

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, a healthy diet and talk about how we keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing themselves and going to the toilet independently.

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 behaviours are unacceptable. They work part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routines in their stride.

Making Relationships.

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

Reading

Children read and understand simple sentences they use phonic knowledge to decide regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking to others about what they read.

Shape, Space and Measure

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. The explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Numbers

children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space & Measures

children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

People and Communities.

Children talk about past and present event in their own lives and 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 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 change.

Technology

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

Exploring and using Media and Materials.

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways f changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Being Imaginative.

Children use what they have learnt about media and material in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Learning Zone

Communication

Development

Literacy

Knowledge

Numeracy

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