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Granard Primary School

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Independence and Social Targets

Nursery

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to go to the toilet by themselves and wash their own hands (support required with some toileting needs).

Social and Communication

  • Children will begin to understand when to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will be able to use a knife and fork (with support to cut food).

 

 Reception

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to dress themselves for PE and swimming (with some support).
  • Children will manage their own toileting hygiene: independently going to the toilet, flushing and washing hands.

Social and Communication

  • Children will know when to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will be able to use a knife and fork independently and attempt to cut their own food.
  • Children will sit appropriately in a dining room seat for the duration of a meal.
  • Children will be served and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

 Year 1

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to dress and undress themselves for swimming with little support (possible exceptions laces and cuffs).

Social and Communication

  • Children will consistently use basic manners appropriately, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ when they want to speak to an adult.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will use a knife and fork confidently.

 

 Year 2

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will toilet themselves independently and leave washrooms tidy (toilet flushed, paper towels in bins, taps turned off).
  • Children will take reading books home and return without prompting.

Social and Communication

  • Children will consistently use basic manners appropriately, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ when they want to speak to an adult.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will behave in an appropriate manner: staying in their seat, not speaking and eating at the same time, closing their mouths when chewing, using a knife and fork and trying new foods.

 

 Year 3

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will independently dress and undress themselves for swimming, including tying laces.
  • Children will understand that when clothes are dirty they need to be changed.
  • Children will manage footwear, ensuring that they are changed into shoes during lesson times.
  • Children will manage toileting, use breaktimes as an opportunity to use the ‘washrooms’, rarely asking to leave the room in lesson time.

Social and Communication

  • Children will always respond politely to adults’ greetings and questions when spoken to, answering in full sentences.
  • Children will independently wait at doors, standing back to let others pass.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • With guidance children will select and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

Year 4

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will take responsibility for choosing appropriate clothing for the weather and season.
  • Children will return homework and letters on time without prompting.
  • Children will independently take responsibility for keeping school cloak rooms and pegs tidy.

Social and Communication

  • Children will make eye contact when responding to adults’ questions and greetings.
  • Children will be able to solve problems with peers through talking and discussion (with some support from an adult).

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will try and persevere with new foods.
  • Children will independently manage their drinking, ensuring that they drink at mealtimes, break-times and have access to a water bottle.
  • Children will pace their own eating, not rushing to complete food.

 

 Year 5

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will familiarise themselves with homework and ask for support in advance of it being handed in.

Social and Communication

  • Children will be able to solve problems with peers through talking and discussion.
  • Children will initiate greetings with familiar and unfamiliar adults in school context.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will independently select and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

 Year 6

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children independently manage all aspects of day-to-day organisation (clothing, equipment etc.).
  • Children take responsibility for individual hygiene (including regular washing and changing of clothing).
  • Children know two different types of tie knot.

Social and Communication

  • Children can sustain a conversation with peers and adults.
  • Children act as role models, supporting other children to achieve independence and social targets.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children act as role models to younger children with regards to table manners and behaviour at meal times.

 

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