Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Language & Literacy Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of Oral Language and literacy milestones for children in Years 3 to 6 (Middle to Upper Primary – 8 to 12 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Students in middle to upper primary should be independent and creative problem solvers. As students reach the middle primary, developed language skills are critical for
Year 1 & 2 Language and Literacy Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in Year 1 and 2 (Lower Primary – 6 to 7 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Children in Year 1 and 2 are characterised by curiosity and a desire to share their ideas with others. Literacy becomes a focus with children
Foundation year Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 and 6 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Life at Five! The five year old is characterised by energy and imagination. They are creative problem-solvers who are very interested in how the world
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.
The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When
Early Years Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of Oral Language, Literacy and Motor for children in the early years (3 and 4 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Three and four year olds approach the world with great curiosity and a desire to explore. As a result, this age range is considered to be one of the most significant periods for the development of language, motor and cognitive skills. 3 and 4 year olds are increasingly verbal, typically learning multiple new words each day.
In addition, they are forming longer sentences and their pronunciation is becoming clearer. Motor skills are becoming more reined (showing independence with riding, jumping and catching). From 3 years old, children demonstrate an emerging awareness of words, letters and numbers.
How to Use…
This booklet has been designed to give an overview of the language, literacy and motor milestones to be expected in a child of 3 and 4 years old. Please keep in mind however, that every child’s development is unique and complex and a child may not follow these developmental milestones exactly. Although each child may develop skills at different rates, there is a predictable sequence of development. It is therefore important to consider the individual child when using these milestones.
Use these milestones and the associated tips and activity ideas to:
1. Gain a sense of your child’s strengths and areas requiring development.
2. Get tips for helping your child to develop strong language, literacy and motor skills.
REMEMBER: Always join in activities with your child.
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