listens and responds in familiar contexts
Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: EN4-1A, EN5-1A
- Engage personally with texts
- respond to auditory cues through body language, eg turn head, nod, smile, reach out
- respond to familiar auditory cues and signals, eg turn to teacher's voice, smile in response to favourite music
- Develop and apply contextual knowledge
- recognise a variety of auditory cues occurring in the environment, eg school bell, telephone ringing, traffic lights, fire alarms
- listen and respond to auditory signals and cues in a range of community contexts, eg listen for beep at pedestrian lights to cross, leave the building when the smoke alarm is activated
- Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features
- recognise non-verbal indicators associated with listening, eg eye contact, nodding, smiling, gesturing
- recognise and demonstrate appropriate listening behaviours, eg listen to peer presentation without interrupting, listen to a musical or dramatic performance and applaud at appropriate times
- respond to verbal cues, eg say 'hello' when greeted, wave to a friend who calls 'goodbye'
- respond to single-word commands, eg 'stop', 'wait', 'look'
- respond to commands involving a single step, eg 'turn the page', 'log on to the computer'
- respond to commands involving more than one step, eg 'Take out your workbook and open it at a new page', 'Have a look at that picture and tell me what you see'