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Spoken Language

"Reading and Writing float on a sea of talk."

James Britton


Spoken language skills are at the core of our curriculum and pupils are encouraged to listen and learn from sharing ideas with others. Talk partners are used throughout school, together with a range of planned learning opportunities that encourage pupils to explore language e.g. role-play, drama activities, group discussion and hot seating. We believe that pupils need plentiful opportunities to speak and listen, in a variety of different contexts. This is especially true of pupils with SEND and/or pupils with EAL.