Using language, symbols, and texts

• Understands a simple message by watching people’s facial expression, gestures or body movements

• Expresses how they are feeling by using facial expressions, gestures or body movements

• Gives an instruction or direction by using facial expressions, gestures or body movements eg. come here

• Uses their body to copy the action of something else e.g. frog jumping or driving a car

• Recognises the shapes and patterns of letters and words

• Talks about what a picture means

• Recognises the shapes and patterns of numbers

• Says what common symbols tell us e.g. toilet sign, McDonalds

• Responds appropriately to familiar sounds e.g. school bell, car horn

• Uses appropriate technology tools to share ideas with others

• Understands words related to technology e.g. shut down, home button, mouse

• Draws pictures that tells a story

• Understands a message by reading someone’s facial expression, gestures or body movement

• Selects appropriate facial expressions and actions to show how they are feeling

• Selects appropriate movements to give an instruction