Reasoning and Thinking

The following usually developed during Key Stage 2

Does the child understand that people may not always mean what they actually say?

No

ExampleYesNo
i)              telling lies to deceive  
ii)            knowing the difference between fact and fiction  
iii)          inference and deduction  
iv)          prediction  
v)            non-literal language: similes/metaphors/idioms  
vi)          irony/sarcasm  

If no to any of the above see the linked activities.

There are specific ideas for each area and a list of useful resources.

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Last updated: 22 October 2015

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