As a school, we understand that speaking and listening skills (oracy) are what underpin the entire curriculum.
We would like all children to become confident and skilled at speaking and listening by the time they leave our school. We support all our children in achieving this through the use of talking partners, pupil presentations e.g. Eco Council and School Council, poetry recitals, assembly performances and debates which take place in classes, year groups and in whole school situations. These are planned in as part of our writing curriculum and is an essential part of the learning journey.
Our school welcomes many families with English as an additional language and we support these children with a variety of speaking and listening intervention programmes such as BLAST led by highly skilled staff. In addition to this, vocabulary is explicitly taught and secured through images and a range of strategies to ensure the classroom is inclusive to all learners.