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Early Milestone: FS1 & FS2

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

  • Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
  • Show a preference for a dominant hand.
  • Begin to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines
  • Begin to form recognisable letters.
  • Use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed

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

Dress independently

Key Skill - Wash independently

Begin to be independent in self-care, but still often need adult support

Can usually manage washing and drying hands

Wash independently

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

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