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In EYFS we want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking. This is what we want EYFS children to be able to do before they go into Year 1:






Listening and Attention


EYFS children at Lawrence:


listen attentively in a range of situations


listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what

they hear with relevant comments, questions or action


give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately while engaged in another activity




EYFS children at Lawrence:


follow instructions involving several ideas or actions


answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences

and in response to stories or events





EYFS children at Lawrence:


express themselves effectively, showing awareness

of listeners’ needs


use past, present and future forms

accurately when talking about events that have happened or

are to happen in the future


develop their own narratives

and explanations by connecting ideas or events



Moving and Handling


EYFS children at Lawrence:


show good control and co‑ordination in large and small movements


move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space


handle equipment and tools effectively,

including pencils for writing



Health and Self Care


EYFS children at Lawrence:


know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep

healthy and safe


manage their own basic hygiene and

personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to

the toilet independently



Self Confidence and Self Awareness


EYFS children at Lawrence:


are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others


are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities


say when they do or don’t need help




Managing Feelings


EYFS children at Lawrence:


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


work as part of a

group or class, and understand and follow rules


adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine

in their stride



Making Relationships


EYFS children at Lawrence:


play cooperatively, taking turns with others


take account of one another’s needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children



EYFS children at Lawrence:


read and understand simple sentences


use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them

aloud accurately


read some common irregular words


demonstrate understanding when talking with others

about what they have read





EYFS children at Lawrence:


use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways

which match their spoken sounds


  can write some irregular

common words


write sentences which can be read by

themselves and others


spell some words correctly and

others that are phonetically plausible




EYFS children at Lawrence:


count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in

order and say which number is one more or one less than a given


number quantities and objects, they add and subtract two

single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer


solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing



Shape and Space

EYFS children at Lawrence:


use everyday language to talk about size, weight,

capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare

quantities and objects and to solve problems



create and describe patterns


explore characteristics of

everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language

to describe them



People and Communities


EYFS children at Lawrence:


talk about past and present events in their own lives and

in the lives of family members


 know that other children

don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this


know about similarities and differences between themselves

and others, and among families, communities and traditions



The World

EYFS children at Lawrence:


know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things


 talk about

the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another



observations of animals and plants and explain why some

things occur, and talk about changes



EYFS children at Lawrence:


recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools


 select and use technology for

particular purposes







EYFS children at Lawrence:


sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with

ways of changing them


safely use and explore a variety of

materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design,

texture, form and function



Poetry Week (Nursery AM)

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Poetry Week (Nursery PM)

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