I ask questions to clarify or develop my understanding.
I can sequence, develop and communicate ideas in an organised and logical way, always using complete sentences.
I show that I understand the main point and the details in a discussion.
I adapt what I am saying to the needs of the listener or audience (increasingly).
I show that I know that language choices vary in different contexts.
I can present to an audience using appropriate intonation; controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.
I can justify an answer by giving evidence.
I use Standard English when it is required.
I can perform poems or plays from memory, conveying ideas about characters and situations by adapting expression and tone.
Exceeding Year 4 Expectations
I can prepare and deliver a talk to the class on an aspect of learning in science, history or geography.
I can present a strong argument in a formal debate on an issue, using the language and procedures of debating.
I can propose and discuss possible explanations and questions (e.g. re phenomena in science, history or geography) as a basis for planning an investigation with roles, activities and resources.
I can develop a group presentation that reports recent learning to the class, with vocabulary and grammar appropriate to the subject.
I can listen to a debate with an open mind, recall the main arguments and decide, for clear reasons, which one was most convincing.
I can comment on the language used in the arguments presented in a debate.
I can take roles to argue opposing views on an issue, and then discuss ways of dealing constructively with disagreement.
I can reflect on and evaluate my dramatic presentations and those of others.
I can explain the advantages and disadvantages of the formal rules of debating.
I show a good understanding of what has been said and can introduce new ideas that are valid.