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Purpose

The curriculum focuses on practical communication. Children will be expected to:

 

  • Listen attentively to spoken language, join in and respond
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of the language, for example through songs and rhymes
  • Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions, and seek clarification and help
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary, phrases and language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Read carefully, showing understanding of simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Develop their vocabulary, including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt them to create new sentences
  • Describe people, places, things and actions verbally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar
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