Green Room Curriculum Summary
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self confidence and Self-awareness
- Show increasing confidence in new situations.
- Talk freely about home and community.
- Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.
- Take pleasure in gaining more complex skills.
- Confident to speak to others about their own needs, interests and opinions.
- Feel safe and secure, and show a sense of trust.
- Initiates conversations and can explain knowledge and understanding; asks appropriate questions.
- Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others.
- They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.
Managing Feeling and Behavior
- Have an awareness of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations of the school.
- Begin to accept the needs, views and feelings of others, to negotiate and solve problems.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
Listening and Attention
- Sustain attentive listening.
- Listens to others when conversation interests them.
- Is able to follow directions.
- Listen with enjoyment to stories, songs, rhymes and poems.
- Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.
- Responds to instructions.
- Listens and responds to ideas given by others.
- Extends vocabulary by exploring the meaning and sounds in new words.
- Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences.
- Uses talk to organize sequence and clarify thinking.
Moving and Handling
- Experiments with different ways of moving.
- Negotiates space successfully.
- Shows increasing control.
- Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely.
- Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognizable letters.
Health and Self-care
- Shows some understanding that exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.
- Practices appropriate safety measures within the school.
- Hears and says initial sounds in words.
- Links sounds to letters.
- Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.
- Enjoys an increasing range of books.
- Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.
- Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning.
- Write own name.
- Say and use number names in order to twenty.
- Count objects to 10, and begins to count beyond.
- Recognize numerals 1-10.
- Can compare 2 sets of objects.
- Find the total number of items in two groups by counting all.
- Find one more or one less than a number from one to ten.
- In practical activities, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
Shape, Space and Measures
- Talk about, recognize and recreate simple patterns.
- Use everyday words to describe position.
- Begin to use mathematical names for 'solid' 3D shapes and 'flat' 2D shapes.
- Order three items by length, weight, height and capacity.
- Begin to use everyday language related to money.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
- Comments and asks questions about their familiar world.
- Talk about why things happen and how things work.
- Develop an understanding of growth and changes over time.
- Looks closely at similarities and differences.
- Know how to operate simple equipment.
- Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.
- Interacts with age-appropriate software and technological toys.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
- Explore and experience using a range of senses and movements, initiating new combinations.
- Chooses colour and materials for a particular purpose.
- Plays cooperatively as part of a group to act out a narrative.
- Introduce a storyline or narrative into their play.
- Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
Exploring and using Media and Materials
- Begin to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
- Explore the different sounds of instruments.
- Explores with colours and textures.
- Manipulates materials to achieve planned affects.
- Constructs, paints and draws with a purpose in mind.