Your child is about to embark upon their own individual learning journey and each day they will be completing a wide range of activities that will help them to develop their skills and work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals:
Each of the seven areas are subdivided into different aspects:
- Communication and Language: Listening, attention and understanding; and speaking
- Physical Development: Gross motor skills; and Fine motor skills
- Personal, social and emotional development: Self-regulation; Managing Self; and Building Relationships
- Literacy: Word Reading; Comprehension; and Writing
- Mathematics: Number and numerical patterns; and Shape, Space and Measure
- Understanding the World: Past and Present; People, culture and communities; and The natural World
- Expressive Arts and Design: Creating with materials; and Being imaginative and expressive
Progress though Reception is also set out in four stages: expectation at the end of nursery; expectation at the end of the autumn term; expectation at the end of the spring term and finally, the early learning goal at the end of Reception. The early learning goals are set out below:
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||
|Communication and Language||
Listening and attention ~ Early Learning Goal: Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Understanding ~ Early Learning Goal: 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 ~ Early Learning Goal: Children express themselves effectively, showing
Reading ~ Early Learning Goal: Children read and understand simple sentences. They
Writing ~ Early Learning Goal: Children use their phonic knowledge to write words
Numbers ~ Early Learning Goal: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20,
Shape, Space and Measure ~ Early Learning Goal: 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.
|Understanding the World||
People and Communities ~ Early Learning Goal: 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 ~ Early Learning Goal: Children know about similarities and differences in
Technology ~ Early Learning Goal: Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
|Expressive Art and Design||