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. Drama is an integral part of many lessons as a precursor to writing and there are also opportunities for presentations to other year groups in assembly. Reading aloud is a priority of the school in order to give children greater confidence when understanding reading texts.