CfE Experiences and Outcomes: early level
- I recognise that we have similarities and differences but are all unique. HWB 0-47a
Purpose of the activity
- At early level, children are developing their learning through play and everyday activities. They are developing their understanding that everyone has differences. This activity is designed to support children to explore this theme.
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Consider the following:
- Encourage children, with the support of an adult, to spend some time looking in a mirror. Ask them to describe themselves and share the features they think are unique to them. With their adult, talk about the similarities they see and the differences.
- Watch this video of a class of children sharing their drawings and the things that make them unique.
- Ask children to draw a picture of themselves, adding in the things that make them special.
- Children could be supported by an adult to take a photo of themselves with any special skills they may have, such as a sporting or musical talent. Children might want to record a short video to share their talent with the rest of their group on return to their setting.
- For children who require more challenge in their learning, you could extend this activity by asking children to write underneath their drawing what makes them special.
- Depending on a child’s individual stage of development and their prior learning, children will be working towards these benchmarks, by the end of early level.
- Identifies body differences and similarities.
Possible approach to assessing learning
- You know your learners well and can alter the expectations of outcomes for individuals in line with the benchmarks.
- The latest guidance from Education Scotland on planning approaches to assessment can be accessed using this link.