Showing you're listening, interrupting politely and moving the conversation on.
Asking the right questions using the 'five Ws' - who, what, when, where and why. Getting the details right and using the power of persuasion.
Using formal and informal tones and laying out a letter. Understanding the language around us and finding the appropriate style.
The purpose of texts, how to scan and skim and finding the meaning in a piece of writing.
Evaluating texts, reading in detail, responding and making choices.
Writing different types of sentences using nouns, capital letters, adjectives and conjunctions.
Choosing the right tense, verbs, consistency and making sense in writing.
Checking your spelling using some simple tips.
Putting text in a logical order. Planning and organising paragraphs, proofreading and checking spelling.
Getting to grips with commas, apostrophes and punctuation marks in writing.