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Language and Communication Understands movement terms  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Movement terms - with object or person

Early years skill:Shape, space and measure
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Maths Shape Space and Measures
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP36
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Actions in park/ playground

(Understands and uses stop, go, up, down, fast, slow in simple movement games)

No equipment required

Use the words to give commands:

- go / stop (running, walking, hopping, jumping, clapping)

- fast / slow (fast movement vs. slow)

- up / down ({stand} up, {sit} down)

Take it in turns to instruct each other...

Use lots of actions.

Try to incorporate these words in many different everyday activities...

Moving objects about

Various objects like cars, teddies, cup etc


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