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Language and Communication Use who what where to gain information  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


The child will use the question words 'Who?' 'What?' 'Where?' 'What (doing)?' in sentences to gain information.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P8
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP48
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Hunt the Treasure

Who what where prompt cards (each prompt card should have the word e.g. "who" along with a picture or picture symbol for that word)

Counters or other treasure

A range of objects including animals (optional)

1. Hide the counters as treasure. Put them around the room, or under / behind the different objects.

2. Explain to the child that they can find out where to look for the treasure by asking questions.

3. Revise the questions they might need to ask, and remind them of the prompt cards.

4. As they ask questions, give them the information to find the treasure.

5. See how much treasure they can find in a set time!

You could use pictures of the child's classmates instead of counters for treasure.

Who am I?

Question prompt cards

2 sets of pictures - use at least 2 categories, e.g. animals and food

Masking tape / head band


A book with interesting pictures

Question prompt cards

If you have two copies of the same book, each person can have a copy. Alternatively, you can photocopy pictures from the book.

Making movies

Digital camera

Playmobil figures or other action figures and simple props.

Question words.

The camera on a mobile phone could be used if a digital camera is not available.


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