Red Room Curriculum Summary
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self-confidence and Self-awareness
- Confidently try new activities, and say why they prefer some more than others.
- Confident to speak in different group settings.
- Choose resources they need for their chosen activity independently.
- Say when they do or don’t need help.
- Take account others’ ideas about how to organise their activity.
- Show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.
- Form positive relationships with adults and other children.
Managing Feelings and Behaviour
- Talk about their own and others’ feelings and behaviour.
- Understand that some behaviour is unacceptable.
- Work as part of a group to understand and follow the rules.
- Accept changes in daily routine.
Communication and Language
Listening and Attention
- Maintains attention, concentration and sits quietly during appropriate activity.
- Sustain attentive listening in a range of situations.
- Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond with relevant comments, questions or actions.
- Give their attention to others and respond appropriately to what they say.
- Responds to instructions involving several ideas or actions.
- Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
- Able to follow a story without pictures or props.
- Links statements and adheres to a main theme or intention.
- Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
- Express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.
- Use past, present and future forms accurately.
Moving and Handling
- Shows increasing control and co-ordination in large and small movements, including catching, throwing or kicking an object.
- Handle various pieces of equipment and tools effectively.
- Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
- Travels with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.
Health and Self-care
- Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, considering and managing some risks.
- Knows the importance of physical exercise and a healthy diet for good health, and can talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
- Understands and can manage own personal hygiene, including the importance of hand washing.
- Continues and creates rhyming strings.
- Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by books.
- To read a range of familiar and common words and simple sentences independently, through both shared and individual texts.
- Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
- To recognise high-frequency and familiar words.
- Uses their phonic knowledge to write words which match their spoken sounds, representing most sounds correctly and in sequence.
- Writes common high frequency words correctly.
- To attempt writing for various purposes, using features of different forms such as lists, stories, captions, labels and instructions.
- To form simple sentences and begin to use punctuation.
- To retell narratives in the correct sequence, drawing on the language patterns of stories.
- Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interest and fascinations.
- Add and subtract using numbers up to 20 by counting on or back.
- Recall all number bonds and doubles with a total of 10.
- Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing.
- To read and write numerals from 0-20, then beyond; use knowledge of place value to position these numbers on a number line.
- Say the number that is one more than a given number, up to twenty.
Shape, Space and Measure
- Uses everyday language related to size, weight, capacity and distance.
- Explore characteristics, patterns and relationships of everyday objects and shapes, using mathematical language to describe them.
- Order and sequence different events.
- To begin to understand money and ‘real life’ problems; recognizing coins one pence to one pound
- To use vocabulary related to time; order days of the week; read the time to the hour and half hour.
- To estimate, measure, weigh and compare objects, suggesting suitable standard or uniform non-standard units and measuring equipment.
- To use diagrams to sort objects into groups according to a given criterion.
- To record information in lists and tables, block graphs and pictograms.
Understanding the World
People and Communities
- Talk about past and present events in their own and family members’ lives.
- Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
- Show care and concern for living things and the environment.
- Know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
- Talk about features in their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
- Make observations of the natural world, explain why some things occur and talk about changes.
- Interacts with age-appropriate software and technological toys.
- Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as hones and schools.
- Uses simple programmes on the computer.
- Developing control when using a mouse.
Expressive Arts and Design
- Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.
- Use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways.
- Represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design, art, music, role play and stories.
Exploring and Using Media and Materials
- Explores what happens when they mix colours.
- Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
- Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
- Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.