Speaking and Listening

Speaking and Listening


The importance of being able to clearly express a point of view and listen to the views of others is emphasised in all year groups. Children will take part in progressively more demanding tasks, e.g. talking about an item from home, compiling questions to ask of visitors, preparing a talk, taking part in a formal debate.


Children are encouraged to:


  • talk their ideas through with a ‘talk partner’ before writing;
  • take part in drama  as an integral part of the lesson and as a precursor to writing;
  • present to groups in assembly or class;
  • read aloud in order to give children greater confidence when understanding texts.


For all children in Key Stage 2, the National Curriculum states:


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