This involves giving children opportunities to speak and listen in a range of situations and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves. 

ELG 01 Listening and attention: 
• Children listen attentively in a range of situations.  

• They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.  

• They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. 

ELG 02 Understanding:  
• Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.  

• They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. 

ELG 03 Speaking:  
• Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.  

• They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.   

• They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. 



This involves providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

ELG 04 Moving and handling: 
• Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.  

• They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.  

• They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

ELG 05 Health and self-care: 
• Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.  

• They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently. 




This involves helping children to:

• develop a positive sense of themselves and others

• form positive relationships and develop respect for others

• develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings

• understand appropriate behaviour in groups

• have confidence in their own abilities

ELG 06 Self-confidence and self-awareness: 
• Children are confident about trying new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.  

• They are confident speaking in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.  

• They say when they do or don’t need help. 

ELG 07 Managing feelings and behaviour:  
• Children 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.  

• They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.  • They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. 

ELG 08 Making relationships:  
• Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others.  

• They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity.  

• They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

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