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.
- Physical Activity in Early Years (342.60KB)
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