We aim to develop pupils’ ability and enjoyment of English within an integrated programme of speaking and listening, phonics, reading and writing.
Speaking and Listening/Spoken Language
Throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, pupils are given regular opportunities to communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings. We provide a range of opportunities such as story-time and partner work where pupils learn to listen, take turns, maintain eye contact with the person speaking, and respond with the appropriate facial expressions and language. Adults seek to take advantage of each and every opportunity for talking with children, modelling language whilst valuing pupils’ contributions, however small.