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St Michael With St John Church of England Primary School

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In EYFS, through the Early Learning Goal ‘Personal, social and emotional development’, pupils begin to explore their self-confidence and awareness, and also how to manage their feelings and behaviour. Pupils are able to talk and share ideas within a group and express when they do or do not need help. Children are able to talk about their own and others feelings and begin to understand different behaviours and consequences. Pupils begin to learn how to adjust their behaviour to different situations and develop a stronger understanding of routine. Through this Early Learning Goal, children also explore making relationships. Children develop an understanding of playing cooperatively and how to take turns with others. They begin to understanding taking account of one another’s ideas when organising and cooperating in activities. Pupils will learn about showing sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and begin learning to form positive relationships with adults and other children.


Living in the Wider World

Through the Early Learning Goal ‘Understanding of the World, pupils in EYFS are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. Pupils are able to talk about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They learn about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments can vary. Pupils begin to explore that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They understand how to select technology for different purposes.


Health and Well-being

Through the Early Learning Goal ‘Physical Development’ our children are provided with opportunities to be active and interactive. This develops their understanding of the importance of exercise and further develops their co-ordination, control, and movement. Pupils also explore the link between the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food. Pupils learn the importance of good health, a healthy balance of diet and exercise, and can discuss the ways to keep healthy and safe. Children learn to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully including dressing and going to the toilet independently.