Speaking & Listening
Every opportunity is explored to support children in acquiring and developing spoken language skills.
- Drama and role play, discussion, debate and explanation opportunities are planned for across the curriculum and ‘Talk for Writing’ underpins our writing ethos.
- All classes throughout school have structured role-play areas where children develop their vocabulary, sentence structures, organizational and presentational skills. These areas are linked to other areas in the curriculum and are changed termly. Language is modelled by an adult and is then rehearsed, applied and developed further throughout the term.
- Our Active Class and School Councils, Eco-Team, and other positions of responsibility value the children’s contributions on issues concerning our school.
- Themed weeks (see ‘The Aliens Have Landed’ 2013) develop children’s spoken skills further whilst engaging them in activities from across our curriculum.