Speaking and Listening

We understand that speaking and listening are at the heart of communication and thus children’s ability to engage with others.  Children do not become effective speakers and listeners by accident and thus the direct teaching of effective speaking and listening skills are embedded in our school right across the curriculum. 

Kagan structures, learning partners and P4C provide opportunities for children to develop both speaking and listening skills.

Children also have opportunities to speak and listen for a range of purposes e.g. class assemblies, circle time, role play.