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Language and Communication Listen plan and carry out instructions  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To listen to an explanation of how to do a task and then to plan the steps needed to complete the task independently.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L2b
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP68
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Listen, Plan, Do, Review Sequence

Simple paper folding activity, e.g. paper plane, hat, box

Talk through the activity with the children, and how to fold the paper.

Demonstrate for them.

Support them to record the steps they need to take to do the activity themselves.

Let them fold their own models.

Review the steps they needed to do, and look at their finished models.

This is suitable for small group work.

To vary the activity, use different tasks, ensuring that you follow the Listen, Plan, Do, Review sequence.

Class based activities

For example: To listen to an explanation in class, e.g. of a science investigation, and to plan the steps they need to take to complete it.

Encourage the child to use strategies, e.g. making notes, counting steps on their fingers, checking with the demonstration if they are doing all the steps.


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