Learning Centre

Role Play Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals

Communication, Language and Literacy
• Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversations
• Make up their own stories
• Extend their vocabulary, exploring the meanings and sounds of new words
• Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences
• Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events
• Attempt writing for different purposes using features of different forms, such as lists, instructions and stories.

Creative Development
• Use their imagination in imaginative play and role-play
• Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, imaginative and role-play

Mathematical Development
• Use developing methods and ideas to solve practical problems
• Use everyday words to describe position
• In practical and familiar contexts say and use the number names in order

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Become confident to lead and try out new ideas and speak in a familiar group
• Have a developing respect for own culture and beliefs and those of other people
• Work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly
• Select and use activities and resources independently

 

Writing Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals

Communication, Language and Literacy
• Use spoken and written language in their play
• Drawing & painting for different purposes potraying self expression
• Use pencil, crayon and paint brush effectively creating bold strokes and marks which is the foundation to all writing skills

Mathematical Development
• Recognise numbers 1-10
• Estimation
• Categorise
• Sorting
• Differences / Similaritie

Creative Development

• Use their imagination in role play and stories

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

• Investigate objects and materials by using all their senses, as appropriate

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

• Select and use activities and resources independently

Physical Development

• Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control

Creative Development
• Explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2 and 3 dimensions
• Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, imaginative and role play, designing and making.
• Knowledge and Understanding of the World
• Build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work as necessary
• Select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using
• Investigate objects and materials, using all their senses as appropriate
• Find out about and identify some features of objects and events
• Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
• Ask questions about why things happen and how things work
• Communication, Language and Literacy
• Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversations
• Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
• Physical Development
• Use a range of small and large equipment
• Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
• Mathematical Development
• Use everyday words to describe position
• Use language such as ‘circle’ or ‘bigger’ to describe the shape and size of solid and flat shapes
• Use developing methods and ideas to solve practical problem
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Selects and uses activities and resources independently
• Work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly

 

Construction Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals

Creative Development

  • Explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2 and 3 dimensions
  • Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, imaginative and role play, designing and making.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work as necessary
  • Select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using
  • Investigate objects and materials, using all their senses as appropriate
  • Find out about and identify some features of objects and events
  • Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
  • Ask questions about why things happen and how things work
Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversations
  • Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
Physical Development
  • Use a range of small and large equipment
  • Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
Mathematical Development
  • Use everyday words to describe position
  • Use language such as ‘circle’ or ‘bigger’ to describe the shape and size of solid and flat shapes
  • Use developing methods and ideas to solve practical problem

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Selects and uses activities and resources independently
  • Work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly


Discovery Area

Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals


Creative Development
• Explore colour, texture, form and space in 2 and 3 dimensions
• Respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
• Express and communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings by using a wide range of materials and suitable tools
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Be confident to try new ideas and speak in a familiar group
• Respond to significant experiences, showing a range of emotions where appropriate
• Work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly
• Select and use resources and activities independently
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
• Investigate objects and materials using all the senses as appropriate
• Ask questions about why things happen, and how things work
• Select the tools and techniques they need to shape and join materials
• Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change

 

Reading Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals



Communication, Language and Literacy
• Listen with enjoyment and respond to stories, songs, rhymes and poems and make up own stories, songs, rhymes and poems
• Explore and experiments with sounds, words and texts
• Read a range of familiar and common words and simple sentences independently
• Know that print carries meaning and in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom
• Show an understanding of the elements of stories, such as main character, sequence of events, how information can be found in non-fiction texts

Creative Development
• Respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
• Ask questions about why things happen and how things work
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly when appropriate
• Select and use activities and resources independently
• Work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly


Outdoor Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals

Physical Development
• Move with confidence and imagination and in safety
• Move with control and co-ordination
• Travel through, under, over, and through balancing and climbing equipment
• Show an awareness of space, of themselves and of others
• Recognise the changes that happen to their bodies when active
• Use a range of small and large equipment
• Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
• Investigate objects and materials by using all their senses as appropriate
• Find out and identify some features of living things, objects and events they observe
• Look closely as similarities, differences, patterns and change
• Ask questions about why things happen and how things work
• Observe and find out about and identify features in the place they live and the natural work
• Find out about their environment and talk about those features they like and dislike

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly
• Select and use activities and resources independently

Communication, Language and Literacy
• Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversations
• Use talk to imagine and recreate roles and experiences
• Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events

 

Creative Area
Key Learning Objectives linked to Early Learning Goals

Creative Development

• Explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2 and 3 dimensions
• Use imagination in art and design
• Respond in a  variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
• Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, designing and making

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
• Investigate objects and materials using all their senses as appropriate
• Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
• Build and construct with a wide range of objects, selecting appropriate resources and adapting their work as necessary
• Select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Select and use activities and resources independently
• Understand that people have different needs, views, cultures and beliefs that need o be treated with respect
• Understand that they can expect others to treat their needs, views, cultures and beliefs with respect

 

Sand / Water Area
Knowledge and Understanding of the World

• Investigate objects and materials by using all of the senses, as appropriate
• Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change
• Ask questions about why things happen and how things work

Physical Development
• Use a range of small and large equipment
• Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control

Mathematical Development
• Use developing methods and ideas to solve practical problems
• In practical activities begin to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting
• Use language such as ‘greater’ ‘smaller’ ‘heavier’ or ‘lighter’ to compare quantities
• Talk about, recognise and recreate patterns
• Use everyday words to describe position

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Work as part of a group, taking turns and sharing fairly
• Select and use activities and resources independently

Communication, Language and Literacy
• Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversations
• Extend their vocabulary, exploring the meanings and sounds of new words
• Use talk to organise, sequence, and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events

Creative Development
• Explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2 or 3 dimensions
• Respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
• Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings by using a widening range of materials, suitable tools, imaginative and role play.