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St Paul's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Serving Christ in the Community




Throughout the year the children work from the Development Matters document. They are aiming to achieve the Early Learning Goals which are the end of year expectations.


Children aged 40-60 Months (This is the age they are when they start school)


  • Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint.
  • Begins to break the flow of speech into words.
  • Continues a rhyming string.
  • Hears and says the initial sound in words.
  • Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.
  • Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
  • Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.
  • Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
  • Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.


Early Learning Goal


  • 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.