At the age of two years old, your child will learn in our class to:

  • gesture To respond to different things when said in a familiar context with a special person
  • To answer simple questions when asked in a familiar context e.g. ‘Where is mummy?’ ‘Where is your nose?’
  • To understand single words in context To select familiar objects by name and will go find objects when asked, or identify objects from a group
  • To begin to understand simple sentences and questions 
  • To have an understanding of simple concepts
  • To understand the use of objects To show an understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying an action or selecting a picture To respond to simple instructions
  • To understand why’ and ‘how’ questions Speaking
  • To use sound in play To use single words To frequently imitate words and sounds
  • To enjoy babbling and increasingly experiments with using sounds and words to communicate for a range of purposes
  •  To use pointing with eye gaze to make requests, and to share an interest 
  • To create personal words as he/she begins to develop language • To copy familiar expressions 
  • To begin to put two words together
  • To use different types of everyday words
  • To ask simple questions

At the age of  four years old, your child will learn in our class to:

  • To understand and can answer ‘who?’, ‘What?’ and ‘where?’ questions
  • To understand prepositions such as; under’, ‘on top’ and ‘behind’
  • To begin to use ‘and’ and ‘because’ in his/her sentences 
  • To use speech to connect ideas, explain what is happening, what may happen next,
  • To recognize names in a variety of contexts 
  • To develop the ability to trace their own name using the correct letter formation
  • To be able to recognize some sounds in phase 2 of the Jolly Phonics scheme Numbers & Shapes
  • To listen, respond and initiate communication with others 
  • To listen to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests
  • him/her and can respond appropriately 
  • To join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
  • To be able to follow directions 
  • To understand more complex sentences in a two-part instruction