We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and be able to use discussion to communicate and further their learning. We are very aware that some of our pupils’ early language acquisition is limited and this is why we believe that providing a language rich environment, with a strong focus on oracy, is essential to the success across the curriculum.
Speaking and listening in Reception Class.
Our Reception Class has a large, interactive outdoor area which is resourced to stimulate children's imagination and develop their speaking and listening skills. Likewise, the indoor classroom provides stimulating continuous provision which runs alongside the current topic and aims to develop and broaden the children's vocabulary.
Spoken Language – Years 1 to 6
The following statements apply to all years. The content is taught at a level appropriate to the age of the pupils. Pupils build on the oral language skills that have been taught in preceding years.
Pupils should be taught to:
We use drama activities across all aspects of the curriculum to enhance the opportunities for speaking and listening and to develop children's vocabulary. Here are some of the techniques we use.