Return to Curriculum

5 Ways to Wow: I care.

I have a positive sense of self so that I can independently participate in a small group, and the wider community.

We want our children to leave by being able to:

  • Fasten shoes and coat.
  • Form relationships with their peers.
  • Talk about people they know, what they see and how they are feeling. 
  • Aware of the feelings of others and respond thoughtfully.
  • Know that plants and animals require care, food and/or water to grow and thrive.

 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 the 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 and 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 and set the table.
  • Talk about benefits of healthy foods whilst out shopping and at mealtimes.
  • Label the emotions your child is demonstrating i.e. ‘I can see you’re smiling, you look happy. I wonder why you are feeling happy?’
  • Talk about the character’s feelings in stories.
  • Encourage your child’s growing independence i.e. putting on own shoes and pouring their own drink.
  • Read books that challenge stereotypes and represent a diverse range of experiences i.e. children with parents of the same gender, with different skin colours, from different countries, with disabilities.
  • Encourage your child to participate in taking care of plants and animals at home.
  • Encourage your child to contribute to keeping home tidy and contribute to recycling.

Online Safety Tips here:

Toilet training

Preparing for Potty Training:

Preparing your child for Potty Training:

Getting started with potty training:

Night time toilet training: