Listening and attention
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.
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or
actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about
their experiences and in response to stories or events.
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.