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Fundamentals

  • External Assessment
  • Early Years Target Group
  • N/A Guided Learning Hours

Overview

ESB Early Steps Badges meet the requirements of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Early Steps Badge 1 builds confidence in speaking and listening for Early Years children. The qualification recognises that every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. 

Syllabus

Early Steps to Junior Grades in Speech Step 1 - Speaking Together

Greet the examiner together at the beginning, and thank him / her for coming when you finish. 

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Join in a group action‐rhyme or song led by your teacher, keeping together all the way through. Show the Examiner how to join in too.

Examples of Joining‐In games to practice:  

If You’re Happy and You Know it;  

Old MacDonald Had a Farm;  

I’m a Little Teapot;  

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  

The Wheels on the Bus;  

Incy Wincy Spider;  

This Little Piggy Went to Market;  

The Grand Old Duke of York

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Listen to a story read by your teacher and join in the sounds or repeated phrases or chorus.

Examples of stories to read and join in:  

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Not Now, Bernard

Peace at Last

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