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Year

Coverage

Progression

Year 1

Not compulsory in Year 1

Not compulsory in Year 1

Year 2

Not compulsory in Year 2

Not compulsory in Year 2

Year 3

  • Meeting and greeting people
  • Classroom language
  • Ages and birthdays
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Objects around the classroom
  • Parts of the body / clothing
  • Providing expressions & opinions
  • Places in town & the weather

Speaking and Listening:

  • To respond to simple questions and commands
  • To join in with story-telling, poems or songs
  • To pronounce core vocabulary accurately
  • To explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs or rhymes

Reading and Writing:

  • To recognise familiar words and spell core vocabulary
  • To recognise how sounds are represented in written form and make connections between sounds & spellings
  • To read & write sentences using visual cues

Year 4

  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Celebrations and festivals
  • Numbers 1 – 31
  • Talking about pets
  • Leisure and pastimes
  • Members of the family
  • Describing family / objects
  • Holidays and travel

Speaking and Listening:

  • To begin to identify the main points of a story
  • To begin to take part in story-telling, role plays or short conversations
  • To recite short sentences or passages which have been learn by heart
  • To listen attentively to spoken language and show an understanding by joining in
  • To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation when reading familiar words or phrases

Reading and Writing:

  • To write single words independently and begin to write short phrases or sentences
  • To provide simple statements or opinions
  • To begin to read longer sentences

Year 5

  • Around the town / city
  • Things to do in the town / city
  • Compass points & grid references
  • Using prepositions & pronouns
  • Using adjectives & adverbs
  • Learning the alphabet
  • Imperatives

Art / Music / Food

Speaking and Listening:

  • To listen carefully to follow a story
  • To recognise & understand familiar phrases / questions / commands
  • To understand the main points of a story
  • To ask questions and respond to questions with short phrases
  • To recite the alphabet
  • To orally recite a song, poem or tongue-twister with cues
  • To recognise familiar sounds and words and explore new sound patterns
  • To speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary or language structures

Reading and Writing:

  • To recall single words or short phases
  • To provide statements, opinions or reactions
  • To write short phrases from memory
  • To read longer sentences or short passages with cues
  • To recognise the 1st, 2nd & 3rd person forms of –er verbs in the present tense
  • To use a dictionary to extend vocabulary

Year 6

  • Sporting activities
  • Daily routines
  • Seasons and the weather
  • Animal habitats
  • The environment and recycling
  • Describing how you are and feel
  • School vocabulary / objects around the classroom
  • Shopping for food / at the café
  • Money

Speaking and Listening:

  • To understand the main points and some detail of a story
  • To ask and answer questions about their interests
  • To provide descriptions and opinions
  • To perform parts of a song or poem from memory
  • To participate in and memorise short role plays and perform to an audience
  • To consolidate previously learnt language

Reading and Writing:

  • To understand complex sentences with connectives or time phrases
  • To write sentences using a model / frame
  • To spell new key words accurately
  • To read and understand short passages independently
  • To broaden their vocabulary and their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material
  • To understand basic grammatical structures to build sentences using high-frequency verbs in different forms

 

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