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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Specific Areas of Learning


ELG - Comprehension

Children will demonstrate an understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary. They will anticipate key events in stories. Children will use and understand recently introduced vocabulary. 

ELG - Word Reading

Children will say a sound for each letter of the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. 

ELG - Writing

Children  will write recognisable letters, most which are correctly formed. They can spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters. Children can write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others. 


ELG - Number

Children will have a deep understanding of numbers to 10, including the composition of each number. They will subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5. Children will automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.

ELG - Numerical Patterns

Children will verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system. They will compare quantities to up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less tan or the same as the other quantity. Children will explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including odds and evens, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally. 

Understanding of the World

ELG - Past and Present

Children talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society. They will know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.  Children understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in class and storytelling. 

ELG - People, Culture and Communities 

Children will describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps. They will know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class. Children will explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and maps.

ELG - The Natural World 

Children explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants. They know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class. Children will understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.

Expressive Arts and Design

ELG - Creating with Materials

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. They will share their creations, explaining the process they have used. Children will make use of props and materials when role-playing characters in narratives and stories.

ELG - Being Imaginative

Children will invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher. They will sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs. Children will perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and try to move in time with music.