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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.

Physical Development: Moving and Handling

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    Reaches out for and holds objects
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    Passes toys from hand to hand

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    Hold an object in each hand – holds two blocks and bangs them together
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    Picks up small objects between thumb and fingers
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    Begins to balance blocks to build a small tower

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    Show control in holding objects

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using Media and Materials

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    Explore and experiment with a range of media
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    Experiment with blocks
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    Use various construction materials
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    Begin to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces
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    Join construction pieces together to build and balance
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    Construct with a purpose in mind

Understanding the World: Technology

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    Show interest in toys with buttons, flaps and simple mechanisms
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    Operate mechanical toys
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    Show an interest in technological toys
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    Show skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects
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    Join construction pieces together to build and balance

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