Personal, Social, Emotional
Self-Confidence & Self-Awareness
16-26mths 1SC Explores new toys and environments but ‘checks in’ regularly with familiar adult as and when needed.
22-36mths 4SC Separate from main carer with support and encouragement from familiar adult. 5SC Expresses own preferences and interests
30-50mths 6SC Can select and use activities and resources with help. 11SC Shows confidence in asking adults for help.
40-60mths 13SC Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities. (Through settling in and observing)
Health & Self-Care
16-26mths 1HSC Develops own likes and dislikes in food and drink
3HSC Holds cup with both hands and drinks without much spilling.
22-36mths 8HSC Feeds self competently with spoon. 9HSC Drinks well without spilling
30-50mths 14HSC Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play. 18HSC Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
40-60mths 22HSC Shows some understanding that good practices with regards to exercise, eating, sleeping & hygiene can contribute to good health. (Through snack and washbag contents discussion)
Communication and Language
16-26mths 1U Selects familiar objects by name and will go and find objects when asked 2U Understanding simple sentences
22-36ths 3U Identifies action words by pointing to the right picture 4U Understanding more complex sentences
30-50mths 7U Understands use of objects 9U Responds to simple instructions eg. to get or put away
40-60mths 11U Responds to instruction involve a two-part sequence. Understands humour 12U Able to follow a story without pictures or props.
(Through everyday conversation, play, tidy away time)
16-26mths 1R Interested in books & rhymes and may have favourite.
22-36mths 3R Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories 4R Fills in the gap of a well-known rhyme ie. Humpty Dumpty sat on ……..
30-50 mths 5R Enjoys rhyming & rhythmic activities
9R Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events & phrases in rhymes & stories 10R Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structures 12R Listens to stories with increasing attention & recall.
40-60 mths 21R Continues a rhyming string. 22R Hears and says the initial sound in words
(Through library, storytime, songboard)
Shape, space and Measures
16-26mths 1SSM Attempts to fit shapes into spaces on inset boards of puzzles. 3SMM Enjoys filling and emptying containers
22-36mths 7SSM Beginning to categorise objects according to properties such as shape / size.
8SSM Begins to use the language of shape.
30-50mths 11SSM Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects. 12SMM Shows an awareness of similarities of shapes in environment.
40-60mths 19SSM Selects a particular named shape.
(Through shapes at dough table, shaped carpet tiles, tap-a-shape & shape sorters)
Understanding the World
16-26mths 1WO Explores objects by linking together different approaches 2WO Remembers where objects belong
3WO Matches parts of objects that fit together
22-36mths 4WO Enjoys playing with small-world models
30-35mths 7WO Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects
10WO Shows care and concern for living things and the environment
40-60 mths 11WO Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
Through small world play with natural resources)
Expressive Arts & Design
16-26mths 1Bi Express self through physical action and sound
22-36mths 4Bi Beginning to make believe by pretending
30-50mths 11Bi Engages in imaginative role play based on own first hand experiences. 10Bi Notices what adults do, imitating what is observed and then doing it spontaneously when adult is not there.
40-60mths 18Bi Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play. 19Bi Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme.
(Through role play café)