Communication and Language

Children are provided with experiences and support to help them to develop in the following ways:

 

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

Understanding
To follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. To answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

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