Early Years 1

Literacy and Communication

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Recognizes and produces rhymes
  • Recognizes alliteration
  • Recognizes different sounds in words

INTERPRETING TEXT

  • Chooses books for pleasure
  • Recognizes own name in print
  • Shows an interest in books and reading
  • Knows how to turn pages and use a book

PRODUCING TEXT

  • Beginning to make marks and play write

Numeracy & Reasoning

NUMBER

  • Understands 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Can count sets of objects to 5
  • Subitize groups of 1-3

SHAPE

  • Names basic shapes
  • Uses shapes in their drawing

PATTERNS

  • Sorts and classifies objects
  • Notices and describes simple AB repeating patterns

MEASUREMENT

  • Compares attributes of two or more objects (longer, heavier, etc)

Movement & Perception

LOCOMOTION

  • Runs confidently
  • Hops and skips
  • Jumps with two feet over objects
  • Walks forwards and backwards

BALANCE

  • Walks on balance beam
  • Stands on one foot
  • Swings and climbs in play
  • Bends over forward

EYE/HAND/FOOT COORDINATION

  • Throws over-under hand
  • Tracks objects with eyes
  • Dribbles or bounces a ball with one or two hands

Social Well-Being & Sense of Self

PLAY

  • Wants to play with friends
  • Likely to agree to rules
  • Takes turns
  • Shares with others
  • Cooperates
  • Participates in socio dramatic play

INTERACTIONS

  • Uses a positive tone of voice and body language
  • Listens to others and responds
  • Helps people

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • Likes sing, dance, act
  • Draws and explains pictures
  • Uses a variety of art tools
  • Moves body to music

Personal & Emotional

EMOTIONAL

  • Aware of and can label their own emotions
  • Shares personal preferences
  • Calms self after being upset
  • Aware of others feelings

ATTITUDE

  • Interested in trying new experiences
  • Adapts to changes in the environment

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Follows one-step instructions
  • Takes care of personal belongings
  • Cares for own toilet needs
  • Reflects on choices