Goal 3 - Make a model in the creative area
First milestone: "Children develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor control and coordination through a wide range of activities in the setting. They will be able to manipulate items appropriately e.g. placing shapes in a sorter, stacking blocks, stirring using a spoon etc."
"Children will explore a wide range of media and materials (colour and texture) through continuous provision and focused tasks. They are able to arrange blocks vertically and horizontally, sometimes in conjunction with other materials / resources."
Third Milestone: "Children access the creative area, where they can use a glue stick and or glue spreader to apply glue. They can choose from a variety of materials and can create collages. Children can use junk modelling materials with support and begin to use simple tape to join resources (masking tape / tape dispenser with support) Hold scissors in two hands and open/ close blades."
Fourth Milestone: "Children are becoming increasingly confident in using one-handed tools to create changes to materials e.g. They can hold scissors in one hand and make snips in paper. They can utilise glue and tape with increasing independence and can follow instructions to create a simple model."
"Children and can now identify what they are creating and how they want it to look e.g. “I’m making a car – it has four wheels” Children are introduced to more tools and are shown how to use these safely."
Final Milestone: "Children decide on the model they will make. They independently select materials they want to use and manipulate materials using tools and resources to achieve the result they want, adapting this if wanted."