Busy Bodies

Learning and development is encouraged with each unique child through positive relationships and by enabling the environment.

All children develop at their own rate and in their own ways. Development statements should not necessarily be taken in order or as a checklist. Aligned to Development Matters and EYFS statutory framework 2017.

Understanding the World: The World

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    Repeat actions that have an effect
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    Closely observe what animals and people do

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    Know things are used in different ways
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    Explore objects by linking together

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    Talk about why things happen and how things work
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    Match objects together
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    Develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time

Understanding the World: People and Communities

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    Show curiosity for people
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    Learn about similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from others

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    Know some things that make them unique

Physical Development: Moving and Handling

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    Make movements with arms and legs that are increasingly controlled
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    Pull to standing, holding onto furniture

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    Crawl, bottom shuffle or roll continuously
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    Walking and stepping sideways

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    Run safely on whole foot
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    Squat with steadiness to rest or play

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    Climb confidently

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    Rise to feet using hands

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    Kick a large ball

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    Move freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways – slithering, sliding, rolling, shuffling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, hopping

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    Run skilfully and negotiate space – adjust speed accordingly

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    Balance on one foot
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    Can catch a large ball

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