Key Skill - Show good coordination (large and small scale)
Run safely on whole foot
Squat with steadiness to rest or play with objects on the ground, and rise to fee without using hands
Munt stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternative feet.
Walk downstairs, two feet to each step, whilst carrying a small object.
Can stand momentarily on one foot when shown.
Can catch a ball.
Jump off an object and land appropriately.
Show increasing control over an object when pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.
Key Skill -Move confidently
Walk upstairs or downstairs holding onto a rail.
Move freely and with leisure and confidence in a range of ways such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.
Experiment with different ways of moving.
Travel with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.
Key Skill - Negotiate space
Climb confidently and begin to pull themselves up on climbing equipment
Can kick a large ball
Run skilfully and negotiate space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.
Negotiate space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
Key Skill - Handling equipment and tools
Turn pages in book, sometimes several at once
Show control in holding and using jugs, hammers, books and mark-making tools
Begin to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
Imitate drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines
May be beginning to show a preference for dominant hand
Draw lines and circles using gross motor movements
Use one-handed tools and equipment.
Hold pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp
Hold pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and use it with good control
Can copy some letters.
Use simple tools to effect changes to materials
Early Learning Goal:
Children show good control and coordination 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
Key Skill -Understanding the importance of exercise and diet for good health
Feed themselves competently with spoon.
Drink well without spilling
Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest of play
Observe the effects of activity on their bodies
Eat a healthy range of foodstuffs and understand the need for variety in foods
Show some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health
Key Skill -Talk about ways to keep healthy and safe
Begin to recognise danger and seek support of significant adults for help
Understand the equipment and tools have to be used safely.
Show an understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges and consider and manage some risks
Practise some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision
Show understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely
Key Skill -Dress Independently
Help with clothing, e.g. put on hat, unzip zipper on jacket, take off unbuttoned shirt
Dress with help e.g. put arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pull on own trousers, pull on zipper once it is fastened at the bottom
Key Skill - Wash independently
Begin to be independent in self-care, but still often need adult support
Can usually manage washing and drying hands
usually dry and clean during the day
Key Skill -Go to the toilet independently
Clearly communicate need for potty or toilet
Gain more bowl and bladder control and can attend to own toileting needs most of the time
Can go to the toilet
Early Learning Goal:
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