Spoken Language

Pupils are provided with a range of opportunities in which to develop their spoken language skills. They experience speaking and listening in different contexts and are taught how to speak effectively to different audiences and for varying purposes. We value providing children real opportunities to speak aloud to an audience such as in class assemblies, Key Stage productions, Performance poetry and Celebration assembly.

In the Early Years particularly, speaking and listening is a prime area of learning so early literacy skills are assessed and monitored so early intervention can be put in place to prevent children falling further behind. We have staff trained to deliver Spirals intervention and other small group work to support children who struggle with their speaking and listening skills. Referrals are also made early on to the Speech and Language team.

Oral rehearsal is used to support development of vocabulary and composition ready for writing.