We want our children to leave by being able to:
- Use social pleasantries when interacting with peers, and familiar adults.
- Provide basic care for plants and animals.
- Independently support their own fundamental health needs.
- Embrace difference, and resolve conflict.
How will we know children can do this?
- Display manners throughout the routine, including greetings, please and thank you, taking turns, mealtime code of conduct.
- Participate in care routines for plants and creatures at school, at allotment, at home and during visits.
- Use a range of strategies in order to self regulate.
- Play and learn with others effectively.
- Talk about a balanced diet, toothbrushing, physical activity, and sleep in their daily routine.
- Feed and toilet themselves independently.
- Begin to understand and use the language of consent.
- Know some strategies to access technology safely.
- Participate in a range of events with their peers.
How can parents and carers help?
- Work with you child’s key person to ensure consistency in toilet training
- All children need fresh air, exercise and a way of letting off steam! Try to provide opportunities for your child to run, jump, hop, roll, throw, hit, balance, lift, carry.
- Visit playgrounds and make use of the apparatus regularly and watch them gain in confidence and control.
- Try to walk to places, rather than always using the car or pushchair.
- Try to let your child experiment and discover for themselves and then make suggestions and assist them.
- Allow your child to undress and then dress themselves. Teach them how to put on their coat and velcro shoes.
- Allow your child to make their own sandwich, help you prepare the dinner, set the table.
- Talk about benefits of healthy foods whilst out shopping and at mealtimes.
- Physical Activity in Early Years (343KB)
Online Safety Tips here:
Preparing for Potty Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bevo69heR9Q
Preparing your child for Potty Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkO53W1sH1A
Getting started with potty training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhCr7l_Ny4
Night time toilet training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvl6hQo60-Q