Communication and Language is one of the prime areas of learning within the EYFS.
This area is broken into three aspects;
Listening and Attention- Children should be able to maintain concentration and join in appropriately during teaching and small group activities. Children enjoy listening to stories and can recall and describe key events.
Understanding- Children ask appropriate questions and begin to answer who, where,what,when and how questions related to topics and everyday life. Children understand complex instructions and ask for clarification if necessary.
Speaking- Children should now talk using a clear and varied vocabulary. They use complex sentences of more than five words and change the pitch and expression to show understanding. Children use imaginary language to recreate and act in role.