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Early Years Foundation Stage

Communication and Language

30-50 Developing

  • Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.
  • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
  • Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e,g, 'This box is my castle.'

Expressive Arts and Design

Being imaginative

40-60+ Developing

  • Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring

Finding out and exploring

  • Showing particular interests

Playing with what they know

  • Pretending objects are things from their experience

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