KG1/ FS2 COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE COURSE SYLLABUS 2020-2021

Course Outline

Overview

Communication and Language comes under the prime area of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The CL syllabus at GEMS Wesgreen International Primary School aims to support students to develop their reading and writing skills, the skills support language learning and include the ability to discriminate sounds and maintain and monitor attention in a shared context. It also develops the ability to understand words in context, beginning with single words and building on this with phrases and more and more complex sentences. Students learn to express their feelings, needs and wants, their thoughts and ideas and be able to talk about what has happened and about creative or imaginative events.

Learning Outcomes

The aims of all subjects state what a teacher may expect to teach and what a student may expect to experience and learn. These aims suggest how the student may be changed by the learning experience.

The aims of the CL Syllabus are to encourage and enable students to:

  • Develop listening and attention skills
  • Answer and ask questions
  • Stick to main theme, topic and discussion
  • Talk about our classroom environment
  • Discus a variety of books with a school theme
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Encourage signing along with using speech
  • Maintain attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props
  • Introduce a storyline or narrative into their play
  • Listen and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion
  • Extend vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words
  • Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations
  • Link statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.
  • Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props
  • Listen and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion
  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions
  • Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
  • Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play

Ongoing Objectives

interactions in the classroom and when accessing the continuous provision.

Listening and Attention

  • Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity
  •  Two-channelled attention – can listen and do for short spa
  • 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

Understanding

  • Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence
  • Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props
  •  Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion
  • Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories and events

Speaking

  • Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words
  • Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations
  • Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention
  • Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
  •  Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play
  • 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.

Assessment

Formative: Throughout the units, the children will be observed daily during their focus and continuous provision activities. The observations will help inform next steps and planning.

Summative: At the end of each term we complete internal and standardized tests. This allows us to measure the students’ progress throughout the term and year. At the end of the academic year, the students complete the EYFS profile.

Next Steps

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