Foundation Phase Outcomes
- Children engage in social games initiated by older children and/or adults.
- They respond to being calmed and show a range of basic emotions clearly.
- They explore the environment intentionally and understand basic cause and effect.
- Their attention moves between object and caregiver during one-to-one play.
- Children engage with a range of one-to-one games initiated by older children and/or adults and explore activities for a short time.
- They usually respond to regulation from a familiar adult.
- They give different responses to caregivers and unfamiliar adults and are beginning to express a range of preferences.
- They show an understanding of objects used in care routines.
- Children play near other children or adults sometimes showing an interest in what they are doing. They respond appropriately to consistent boundaries.
- They are starting to engage with a range of familiar activities, express a range of preferences simply and respond appropriately to social greetings from familiar people.
- They are starting to help with familiar care routines.
- Children are dependent on familiar adults emotionally.
- They have started to express in simple terms how they feel and respond to social greetings.
- They may have a tantrum when frustrated but are learning that some behaviour is unacceptable.
- They have begun to role play on their own or in parallel with other children, often near a familiar adult.
- They may need assistance with everyday self-help (personal) skills but are usually keen to help.
- They show knowledge of familiar care routines.
- Children like to help adults and peers but not when it conflicts with their interests.
- They demonstrate affection for other children and may play with them.
- When supported by an adult, they are willing to share toys and materials and will take turns.
- They have become aware of their own feelings and emotions and are beginning to identify with those of others.
- They are trying to be independent but sometimes need assistance.
- They are beginning to develop an awareness of personal safety in particular dangerous hazards.
- Children have become more independent in their learning and are able to cope with change to routines. They recognise and are increasingly sensitive to the needs of others.
- They are beginning to recognise appropriate behaviour for different situations and respond to reason.
- They are beginning to understand that all living things should be treated with care, respect and concern.
- They demonstrate some control over their emotions and will often adopt the standards of behaviour of adults that are close to them.
- They are able to cater for most personal needs independently.
- Children will take part in cooperative play independently.
- They increasingly show self-control and are able to wait for their needs to be met.
- They are able to concentrate on a task and have definite likes and dislikes.
- They support, comfort and help other children when they are sad or upset.
- They are becoming increasingly aware of the similarities and differences between themselves and their peers, and recognise cultural differences and diversity.
- They enjoy caring for the environment such as plants and pets.
- They are aware of healthy eating habits and can distinguish between foods that are healthy and those that are not.
- Children associate, cooperate and communicate appropriately with peers and familiar adults and seek help when necessary.
- They recognise and can express their feelings appropriately.
- They respect others and value their achievements.
- They have a clear understanding of right and wrong and are more aware of other people’s feelings, views and beliefs.
- They have grasped the concept of fair play and have an understanding of rules and why they are there.
- They have a greater understanding of the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for decisions that they make.
- In the main, they are able to control their emotions and cope with disappointment.
- They understand that to keep their bodies healthy they will need to eat and drink appropriately.