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English

English and Literacy in the Early Years Curriculum

Communication and language

 

Listening and attention

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • listen attentively in a range of situations;
  • listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions;
  • give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

 

Understanding

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • follow instructions involving several ideas or actions;
  • answer "how" and "why" questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

 

Speaking

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs;
  • use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future;
  • develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Reading:

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • read and understand simple sentences;
  • use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately;
  • read some irregular words; demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read

 

Our phonics instruction is based on the "Letters and Sounds" scheme, with support from the "Jolly Phonics" scheme.

 

Writing:

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match their spoken sounds;
  • write some irregular common words;
  • write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others; spell some words correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Progression into KS1 and KS2:
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