• Enjoys creating texts to communicate meaning for an increasingly wide range of  purposes, such as making greetings cards, tickets, lists, invitations and creating their own stories and books with images and sometimes with words, in print and digital formats
  • Gives meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write, paint and type using a keyboard or touch-screen technology
  • Begins to break the flow of speech into words, to hear and say the initial sound in words and may start to segment the sounds in words and blend them together
  • Starts to develop phonic knowledge by linking sounds to letters, naming and sounding some of the letters of the alphabet, identifying letters and writing recognisable letters in sequence, such as in their own name
  • Uses their developing phonic knowledge to write things such as labels and captions, later progressing to simple sentences