• uses appropriate language during discussions
  • is able to give a short description of a character, a scene, an object
  • uses grammatically correct language to communicate meaningfully
  • uses the correct intonation to distinguish statements from questions
  • uses correct intonation to express different feelings
  • demonstrates competence in speaking confidently with accuracy, using clear diction,and correct intonation in front of an audience
  • is able to use a range of vocabulary related to a given topic
  • shows motivation to read for a range of purposes
  • has developed an increasing bank of words from different contexts
  • is able to access information from a range of sources
  • uses a variety of strategies to understand and maintain meaning
  • participates in shared reading experiences
  • reads confidently, fluently, with expression and clear diction
  • shows competence in comprehension strategies
  • is aware of book conventions (Author, Illustrator, Blurb, Chapters, Index)
  • shows interest and concentration during listening activities
  • shows confidence in understanding the spoken language without reference to the written form
  • is able to listen for specific information
  • is able to carry out instructions given 
  • gives importance to quality of handwriting
  • is able to use a range of presentational features
  • demonstrates competence of various strategies to spell correctly
  • plans before writing
  • writes in a coherent and cohesive manner
  • is able to proof-read and to edit own work
  • uses drawing and writing to complement each other
  • is able to write with a purpose
  • is able to write expanded sentences
  • is ready to experiment with different genres
  • understands the functions of sentence structure
  • uses grammatically correct sentences
  • is able to answer literal and inferential questions on pictures, topics, stories or poems
  • is ready to experiment with words drawn from language activities, media
  • is motivated to participate in writing activities