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Language and Communication Use the pronoun you appropriately  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupil will use the word 'you' appropriately

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP36
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; 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
Look at the hat

Range of hats

Digital camera


Symbol for 'You'

1. Allow the child to choose a hat to wear. Point to the child and say 'You are wearing a hat'. Look in the mirror, point and say 'You are wearing a hat'.

2. Point to the symbol 'You' as you use the word 'You'.

3. Put a hat into the child's hand and encourage him/her to give the hat to you. Help the child to point at you and say 'Child's name says 'You are wearing a hat''.

4. Look in the mirror and help the child point and say again 'You are wearing a hat'.

5. Include other people in the game but keep using only the word 'you' to talk about what people are wearing. Point as you use the word 'you'.

Drawing pictures

Set of familiar pictures which are easy to draw e.g. cat, dog, book etc.


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