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Speaking and Listening

Communication and language underpin all other areas of development, particularly Reading and Writing. Our strong emphasis on developing confident and articulate communication skills are apparent through all class sessions.


Our communication curriculum driver ensures that this is embedded within our curriculum.




In Nursery there is a focus on a word of the weekChildren are taught how to speak in a range of differnt situations - from whole class to skills to aid conversationCommunication friendly spaces are evident in the outdoor environmentEAL is supported through careful assessment and identification of next stepsChildren participate in presentations and shows to parents to practice their public speaking
New vocabulary is taught through high quality topic textsTopic text words are highlighted and referred to throughout learningWhen children join the school in EYFS, their language aquisition is assessed Pupils are referred to speech and language therapy which is supported in schoolInterventions support pupils to catch up and include talking to learn and talking tables
Communication is supported through visual cues and PECs for non-verbal learnersInteractions in EYFS focus upon communication and language skillsPositive speaking and listening skills are modelledAttention and listening skills underpin all learning behaviours