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Cognitive

Social

- I can understand money, space, fractions and


time.
- I can solve problems creatively.
- I can comprehend plot, setting, and characters
in dramas.
- I have an increased attention span.
- I learn by copying adults.
- I can develop habits.
- I can understand similarities and opposites.
- I can understand longer instructions.
- I can understand conversation amongst other
children.

-I can take on responsibility like daily chores.


- I have developed a sense of fairness.
- I can express my opinion and I understand
others.
- I need respect.
- I enjoy having same- gender friends.
- I can understand rules.
- I can resolve conflicts.
- I can understand other kids interests and
strengths.
- I enjoy working in groups.
- I have developed a sense of privacy and
independency.

Linguistic

Physical

- I can use adjectives and verbs of emotions and


express myself dramatically.
- I can distinguish between the language used in
the classroom and that used in the playground.
- I enjoy reading on my own.
- I can use gestures to support my speaking
- I can retell complicated stories or happenings.
- I know different tenses and grammar rules.
- I can use my imagination to make up detailed
stories.
- I can use code language with friends.
- I can use complex and compound sentences
easily.

- I can coordinate basic moves.


- I am skilled at gross motor skills e.g. can play
something like hopscotch.
- I can ride a bike.
- I enjoy active lifestyle.
- I can play with a small ball skilfully.
- I can run up and down the stairs.
- I developed coordination, balance, and
strength.
- I can use a pencil easily and I can draw details.
- I can write most of the letters correctly.
- Im developing the ability to write smaller
letters.
- I have established hand-eye coordination.

Abilities and levels of development in children aged 7-8

The British Council, 2013


The United Kingdoms international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity.

Considerations for teachers


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Allow opportunities for the children to express themselves properly in the classroom.
Establish rules and be consistent in applying them.
Plan settlers and stirrers in the lesson.
Design activities that align with their attention span.
Assign responsibilities.
Maintain routine.
Chunk instructions.
Establish a reward/sanction system.
Use TPR.

Considerations for the classroom


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Sit the kids in groups.


Make sure they move each now and then.

Suggested activities
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Include teamwork activities.


Use games.
Include some problem solving activities.
Include speaking activities with clear outcomes.

The British Council, 2013


The United Kingdoms international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity.