The Meadows

Primary School

‘Play Together, Learn Together, Achieve Together’


ELG: Listening, Attention and Understanding

Children at the expected level of development will:

- Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions,

comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions

and small group interactions;

- Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding;

- Hold conversation when engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their

teacher and peers.

ELG: Speaking

Children at the expected level of development will:

- Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their

own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary;

- Offer explanations for why things might happen, making use of recently

introduced vocabulary from stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems when


- Express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using full sentences,

including use of past, present and future tenses and making use of

conjunctions, with modelling and support from their teacher.