Gemma puts on her hats – ELGs

Gemma has been dressing up with hats from the hat shop the children have created. She goes to the teacher for some advice. She takes a book with her too.

Good for looking at

  • Communication
  • Language
  • Pretend play
  • Literacy
  • Effective practice

This clip is good for looking at how provision is used and how resources scaffold Gemma’s language.


  • how the adult holds back in order to enable Gemma to form her responses,
  • how new vocabulary is rehearsed,
  • how ‘back and forth’ exchanges are used


Refer back to the ELGs for Language and Communication

  • How do you know that Gemma is within the range for ‘expected’ in both? What evidence is there? If you are unsure, what else might you do?
  • How are children in your class enabled to demonstrate their skills in the way that Gemma does?
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?