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Language and Communication awareness of the correct personal pronoun he she  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To have an awareness of the correct personal pronoun to use for males and females.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L1c
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP52
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Names girls/boys, man/woman correctly

Clothes catalogue

Photos of class mates and members of staff

Picture of a girl

Picture of a boy

(For optional additional materials, see: www.blacksheep

for a pack of activities to teach 'he', 'she' and 'they'.)

1. Put out a clear picture of a boy and a girl in front of the child and say 'Look ... this is a boy/girl'.

2. Cut out pictures from an old clothes catalogue and help the child sort them according to girl/boy categories.

3. Can the child point to photos of class mates or staff members and say 'This is a boy/girl' correctly?

4. Repeat the activity with a picture of a man and a woman. Can the child sort the pictures and say 'This is a man/woman' correctly?

Extend the learning activity to the whole school day - comment at line up time 'She is lining up well, he is being silly' etc

Give lots of positive feedback in a variety of environments e.g. 'That is Sally - she is a girl she is reading.'

'That is John - he is a boy he is eating dinner'.

Naming characters in books

Picture books with clear pictures of boys/girls and men/women.

Acting out events

Action figures and some furniture

Using a digital camera.

Digital camera


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