• describing self in relation to daily routines, family and friends, pastimes and aspects of school and home life, using familiar and modelled language
  • sharing and comparing their responses to learning experiences such as visits or school and class activities, using gestures, illustrations and graphics to support the elaboration of meaning
  • asking and responding to questions to identify or describe features of people, creatures and objects in the environment, for example, by referring to colour, size, number, location
  • corresponding with young target language learners in other contexts in print or digital form, asking and answering factual questions about self, their class, interests, leisure activities, likes and dislikes
  • giving opinions about aspects of their personal worlds, such as interests and leisure activities
  • describing other people, such as family members, friends and teachers, for example, by identifying their kin relationship, physical appearance and characteristics/qualities
  • showing interest in and respect for others, for example, by expressing praise or encouragement
  • expressing personal experiences, feelings and plans, using modelled sentence patterns