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Communication and Language in EYFS

End of Year Expectations
Communication and Language
Year R

Please note that in line with the progress children make this list is subject to change and the objectives
are not necessarily taught in the order listed below. There is a noticeboard outside of St Teresa’s classroom (as well as on our Twitter page) each Friday afternoon, which highlights the following week’s learning.

Listening, Attention and Understanding
Listening and attention
Children at the expected level of development will:
 • Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions, comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions and small group interactions
• Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding
• Hold conversation when engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their teacher and peers.
Children at the expected level of development will:
• Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary
• Offer explanations for why things might happen, making use of recently introduced vocabulary from stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems when appropriate
• Express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using full sentences, including use of past, present and future tenses and making use of conjunctions, with modelling and support from their teacher

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