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Brisbane ParkInfant School

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Communication and Language


Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. 
They = write some irregular common words. 
They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. 
Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible

Children read and understand simple sentences. 

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. 

They also read some common irregular words. 

They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


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.


Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. 

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.


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.


Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. 

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. 

They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape, space and measures 

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. 

They recognise, create and describe patterns. 

They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.