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EYFS Expectations

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Making Relationships

  • 30-50 months
  • Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.  Initiates play, offering
  • cues to peers to join them.  Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.  Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating
  • conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
  • 40-60 months
  • Initiates conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say.  Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.
  • Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise. 

 

Self confidence and self awareness

  • 30-50 months
  • Can select and use activities and resources with help.  Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.  Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
  • Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.  Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will
  • communicate freely about own home and community.  Shows confidence in asking adults for help.
  • 40-60 months
  • Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.  Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.

 

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

  • 30-50 months
  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.  Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share
  • resources, sometimes with support from others.  Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always
  • be met.  Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine
  • 40-60 months
  • Understands that own actions affect other people, for example, becomes upset or tries to comfort another child when they realise they have upset them.
  • Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.  Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression, e.g.
  • when someone has taken their toy

 

Physical Development

Health and Self Care

  • 30-50 months
  • Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.  Observes the effects of activity on their bodies.  Understands that equipment and
  • tools have to be used safely.  Gains more bowel and bladder control and can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.  Can usually manage
  • washing and drying hands.  Dresses with help, e.g. puts arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pulls up own trousers, and pulls up zipper once it
  • is fastened at the bottom.
  • 40-60 months
  • Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food.  Usually dry and clean during the day.  Shows some understanding that good
  • practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.  Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling
  • new challenges, and considers and manages some risks.  Shows understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.  Practices some appropriate
  • safety measures without direct supervision. 

 


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