Our learning for w/c 22nd February

I can explore new words to describe animals


30-50 CL Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

30-50 UW Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

40-60 CL Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

40-60 UW Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

ELG CL They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. ELG UW Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

How can you help at home?

·         Introduce new words for familiar things

·         Explain what different words mean

·         Ask and encourage ‘how ‘ and ‘why’ questions to aid understanding

Key vocabulary: Animals, features, characteristics, fur, feathers, markings, scales, beak, labels, differences, similarities


I can follow instructions (to draw a dog)


30-50 EAD Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.

30-50 CL Is able to follow directions (if not intently focused on own choice of activity).

40-60 EAD Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.

40-60 CL Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence.

ELG EAD They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG CL Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

How can you help at home?

·         Give 2/3 step instructions to follow

·         Play Consequences

·         Play Simon Says

Key vocabulary: Instruction, follow, order, result, picture, lines, shapes, position


I can use language to imagine and recreate roles


40-60 CL Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

40-60 CL Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play. 40-60 L Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

40-60 EAD Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.

ELG CL They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

How can you help at home?

·         Use different voices when reading stories

·         Dress up, use puppets or masks in play


Key vocabulary: Mask, animal, voices, acting, story
I can throw a bean bag, with control, to a partner.


30-50 PD Can catch a large ball.

40-60 PD Shows understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.

40-60 PD Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

ELG- PD Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

How can you help at home?

·         Practice throwing and catching

·         Use different size and shaped balls


Key vocabulary: Bean bag, control, thrown, catch, ready, watch, underarm

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