Learning Targets for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

English Language Learning Targets for Key Stage 1 (P1-3)
Interpersonal Strand (IS) Knowledge Strand (KS) Experience Strand (ES)
  • To establish and maintain relationships
  • To exchange ideas and information
  • To get things done
  • To provide or find out, interpret and use information
  • To explore, express and apply ideas
  • To solve problems
  • To respond and give expression to real and imaginative experience
a. To establish and maintain relationships and routines in carrying out classroom activities

b. To converse about feelings, interests and experiences

c. To exchange short simple messages through activities such as writing greeting cards and notes

d. To express preferences in making simple arrangements with others for carrying out events

e. To obtain and provide objects and information in simple classroom situations and through activities such as interactive games and roleplay
a. To provide or find out and present simple information on familiar topics

b. To interpret and use simple given information through processes or activities such as labelling, matching, sequencing, describing, classifying; and to follow simple instructions

c. To state opinions using information and ideas in simple spoken and written texts

d. To recognize and solve simple problems in given situations

e. To clarify one’s own written expression with support from the teacher

f. To recognize some obvious features of the English Language in simple spoken and written texts such as the direction of writing in English, the characteristics of an alphabetic script and the sound patterns of English; and apply this awareness to one’s initial learning and use of the language
a. To develop an awareness and an enjoyment of the basic sound patterns of English in imaginative texts through activities such as participating in action rhymes, singing songs and choral speaking

b. To respond to characters and events in simple imaginative and other narrative texts through oral, written and performative means such as: - making predictions - making simple evaluative remarks - drawing pictures, making simple models or objects - creating captions - describing one’s related experiences - participating in the telling of stories

c. To give expression to imaginative ideas through oral, written and performative means such as: - supplying captions and/or describing sequences of pictures that tell a story - supplying captions and/or describing pictures that depict a scene, object or character - experimenting with simple sound and word patterns in creating rhymes and poems based on given models

d. To give expression to one’s experience through activities such as making illustrations of selected events, and describing and/or providing captions for them
English Language Learning Targets for Key Stage 2 (P4-6)
Interpersonal Strand (IS) Knowledge Strand (KS) Experience Strand (ES)
  • To establish and maintain relationships
  • To exchange ideas and information
  • To get things done
  • To provide or find out, interpret and use information
  • To explore, express and apply ideas
  • To solve problems
  • To respond and give expression to real and imaginative experience
a. To establish and maintain relationships and routines in school and other familiar situations

b. To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans

c. To exchange messages through activities such as writing simple letters, making telephone calls and sending postcards and invitations

d. To participate with others in making choices and decisions for carrying out events

e. To obtain and provide objects, services and information in classroom situations and through activities such as interactive games and simple openended role-play
a. To provide or find out, organize and present information on familiar topics

b. To interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying, comparing, explaining, predicting, drawing conclusions; and to follow instructions

c. To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them

d. To recognize and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions

e. To see the need for clarifying one’s own written expression and then make changes with support from the teacher and classmates

f. To understand some aspects of how the English Language works, including how grammar features contribute to meaning and how simple texts are organized; and apply this understanding to one’s learning and use of the language
a. To develop an awareness of the basic sound patterns of English and an enjoyment of imaginative texts through activities such as reciting poems and rhymes, singing songs and presenting short simple plays

b. To respond to characters and events in imaginative and other narrative texts through oral, written and performative means such as: - making predictions
- making inferences
- making evaluative comments
- describing one’s feelings towards characters and events
- relating things to one’s experiences
- imagining oneself to be a character in the story and describing one’s feelings and reactions
- participating in dramatic activities

c. To give expression to imaginative ideas through oral, written and performative means such as:
- constructing with appropriate support simple stories that show some understanding of setting and events
- providing simple oral and written descriptions of a situation, object or character
- creating simple rhymes and poems with support from the teacher

d. To give expression to one’s experience through activities such as providing simple oral and written accounts of events and one’s reactions to them