Prime Areas of Learning
Communication and Language
ELG - Listening, Attention and Understanding
Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events, and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
ELG - Speaking
Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
ELG - Gross Motor Skills
Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
ELG - Fine Motor Skills
Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. They will hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing. Children will begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
ELG - Self Regulation
Children are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
ELG - Managing Self
Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. Children manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs.
ELG - Building Relationships
Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.