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Communication, Language and Literacy

Literacy-Reading and the EYFS

Reading, along with writing, makes up literacy, one of the four specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Reading's Early Learning Goal is:

  • Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Literacy-Writing and the EYFS

Writing, along with reading, makes up literacy, one of the four specific areas of the  Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Early Learning Goals for writing come from both literacy and physical development. They are:

  • Writing - children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Moving and handling - children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing

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