Speaking and Listening

Speaking and Listening

 

Talking is fundamental to a pupil's learning. Pupils are encouraged and helped to talk clearly, confidently and with expression in order to communicate ideas and feelings. Similarly, and just as importantly, is the need to listen carefully and respond appropriately. All children are provided with opportunities in all areas of the curriculum to develop skills when speaking and listening. In order to respond to the many needs of our pupils who may speak more than one language at home, we offer, where possible, a practical and experienced based curriculum which is wide and vocabulary rich. Our Reception Class has been involved in the Neli Intervention Programme designed to improve spoken literacy.