Headteacher: Mr P Cowley

Communication and Language

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to speak
and listen in a range of situations and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing


ELG 01 Listening and attention: Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They
listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events, and respond to what they
hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to
what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
ELG 02 Understanding: Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to
stories or events.
ELG 03 Speaking: Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of
listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking
about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop
their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.