Learning Objectives


Grace Garden International Kindergarten and Nursery conducts regular, ongoing assessments throughout the academic year to review each student's progress. Our assessment criteria is aligned with the Early Years Outcome.


 A. Listening  B. Understanding  C. Speaking  D. Reading  E. Writing
Level Specification
  1. Listens to familiar sounds, words or finger play. Responds to intonation of sounds and voices.
  2. Recognizes their own name. Understands and responds to single words in context.
  3. Uses sounds in play, single words and imitates sounds and words.
  4. Looks and handles books with interest.
  5. Uses writing utensils to make marks and to colour.
  1. Listens to and enjoys rhymes and stories. Demonstrates understanding joining in with actions and vocalisations.
  2. Understands simple imperatives. Selects and finds objects by name.
  3. Mimics familiar expressions. Starts to string words together to form sentences. Asks simple questions. Uses everyday words.
  4. Recognises and names letters.
  5. Colours, draws lines and attempts shapes.
  1. Listens with interest to stories. Recognises and responds to familiar sounds.
  2. Understands simple questions, complex sentences and basic concepts. Starts to enquire.
  3. Holds a basic conversation;. However, jumps from topic to topic Learns new words rapidly and uses them in communication.
  4. Reads sight words. Attempts to read simple words.
  5. Writes the letters of the alphabet and simple sight words.


  1. Listens with attention and recalls. Anticipates key events and phrases. Listens to others in small groups and individually.
  2. Comprehends basic ideas and meanings. Uses an enquiry approach. Responds to simple instructions.
  3. Uses more complex sentences to link thoughts and ideas. Sequences past events.
  4. Reads sight words confidently. Reads short stories with a basic level of comprehension.
  5. Spells four letter words using phonics skills and attempts to write sentences.


  1. Has developed multi-tasking skills; can 'listen and do' for short periods.
  2. Comprehends ideas and meanings. Responds to instructions in a two-part sequence. Understands humour.
  3. Has developed extended vocabulary. Engages in a conversation. Expresses ideas.
  4. Reads and comprehends short stories.
  5. Writes short sentences and spells phonetically.