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Early Milestone: FS1 & FS2

Making Relationships

Key Skill - play cooperatively, taking turns

Interested in others' play and are starting to join in.

Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas.

Initiate play, offering cues to peers to join them.

Initiate conversations.

Key Skill - Listen to the ideas of others

Seek out others to share experiences.

Keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

Attend to and take account of what others say.

Key Skill - Show sensitivity to others

Show affection and concern for people who are special to them.

Demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations.

Explain own knowledge and understanding and ask appropriate questions of others.

Key Skill - Form positive relationships

May form a special friendship with another child.

Form good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

Take steps to resolve conflicts with other children.

Early Learning Goal

Children play cooperatively, 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.

Self confidence and self awareness

Key Skill - Try new activities with confidence

Separate from main carer.

Select and use activities and resources with help.

Welcome and value praise for what they have done.

Enjoy responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

Describe themselves in positive terms.

Key Skill - Speak to others

Seek support and encouragement from a familiar adult.

Outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.

Confident to talk to other children when playing.

Talk about own abilities.

Confident to speak to others about own interests and opinions.

Key Skill - Ask for help

Express own preferences and interests.

Show confidence in asking adults for help.

Confident to speak to others about own needs and wants.

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

Key Skill - Talk about Feelings

Seek comfort from familiar adults when needed.

Can express feelings such as sad, happy, cross, scared, worried.

Aware of own feelings.

Describe own and others' feelings.

Key Skill -Talk about behaviour

Aware that some actions can hurt or harm others.

Know that some actions and words can hurt others' feelings.

Describe own and others' feelings and their consequences.

Key Skill - Describe behaviour that is wrong

Can inhibit own actions/behaviours.

Describe words or actions that may be hurtful to others.

Understand that their own actions affect other people.

Know that some behaviour is wrong.

Key Skill - Work as part of a group or class

Try to help or give comfort when others are distressed.

Begin to accept the needs of others, take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Key Skill - Follow rules

Show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routines.

Usually follow rules and routines.

Understand and follow rules.

Key Skill - Adapt behaviour for the situation

Respond to the feelings and wishes of others.

Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understand that wishes may not always be met.

Begin to negotiate and solve problems without aggression.

Key Skill - Accept changes to the routine

Have growing ability to move onto some thing different when upset.

Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

Take changes of routine in their stride.

Early Learning Goal

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.

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