Literacy - Reception

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The subject of Literacy is considered a key subject.

According to the British Government: when forming a judgement about whether an individual child is at the expected level of development, educators should draw on their knowledge of the child and their own expert professional judgement. This is sufficient evidence to assess a child’s individual level of development in relation to each of the ELGs. Sources of written or photographic evidence are not required, and teachers are not required to record evidence.

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Early Learning Goals Hands-On Education Activity
Li 1 - Comprehension

Children at the expected level of development will:

Li/1.1 demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary

Li/1.2 anticipate – where appropriate – key events in stories
Li/1.3 use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role-play
Li 2 - Word Reading

Children at the expected level of development will:

Li/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs

Li/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending
Li/2.3 read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words
Li 3 - Writing

Children at the expected level of development will:

Li/3.1 write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed

Li/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters
Li/3.3 write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others

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