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Language and Communication Talk about a recent event  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To talk about an event that they have recently been involved in using some sequencing language eg first next at the end.

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:40-60+m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:P8
TAP skill:Expressive Language
TAP level:TAP48
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
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Prompt sheet with a series of boxes in order, e.g.


1. Ask the child to tell you about something they have done, e.g. making a snowman.

2. Encourage them to tell you what they did first, next, next, at the end, using the prompt sheet.

You can use the prompt sheet by pointing to the boxes in order as you go through the event.

You or the child could add drawings or pictures into the boxes.


A timeline drawn on paper or a string

1. Help the child to discuss what they have done at different times of the day and write or draw onto the timeline.

Start with what the child has done in the morning or the day. You can move on to longer periods of time.

You can do this by using pictures off a visual timetable.

What's in the Bag?


Objects to do with a familiar routine, e.g. getting up

1. Have the child put the objects into the order they use them.

2. Have them describe their routine using sequencing words.

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