Effective oral communication is a key skill for life; it is of vital importance that children can express themselves clearly and confidently, and that they are able to listen attentively to others. The ability to both speak and listen well are the cornerstones to effective learning at school. Speaking and Listening skills are therefore an integral part of all areas of the Curriculum as well as being taught within English lessons.
We offer as many opportunities as possible for children to use, apply and develop these skills through a range of planned and meaningful contexts. These include:- drama, role play, taking part in productions for ‘real’ audiences, Church Services and Assemblies, debating, discussion, circle time, and hot-seating. Opportunities are given for children to converse with different members of the community through ‘Everyone Together’ sessions, coffee afternoons, Suma Food Group and other fund raising events.
A few ideas and suggestions to help your child develop their spoken language skills.