Spoken Language at Chalfont St Peter Infant School
Spoken Language and Listening skills are central to our curriculum; these are developed from Year R and throughout our school. We nurture our children’s Speaking and Listening skills so that they are capable of expressing their own ideas clearly and confidently, in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.
We enhance children’s Speaking and Listening skills through a variety of approaches: exploratory play, story time, talk partners, hot seating, PSHE sessions and through collaborative learning across the curriculum. We develop these skills so that our children are capable of expressing their own ideas clearly and with confidence in an environment, where everybody’s views are valued throughout school life and in preparation for their future.
The National Curriculum and reflect the importance of Spoken Language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken Language underpins the development of Reading and Writing. In addition, tCommunication and Language ELGs for:
The National Curriculum for English specifies content to be taught for:
Wdrama, role play, class presentations, assemblies, school productions, vocabulary lessons, use of pupil voice and stimulating classroom teaching. specific vocabulary is embedded across the wider curriculum through teacher modelling, and our pupils are encouraged to use new words in their work. Pupils are regularly given opportunities to orally rehearse ideas for written work and discuss new vocabulary in lessons.
By the end of Year R, children at the expected level of development for listening, attention and understanding will:
By the end of Year R, children at the expected level of development for speaking will:
The National Curriculum content for Spoken Language is taught at a level appropriate to the age of the pupils. Pupils build on the oral language skills that have been taught in preceding years.
Pupils in KS1 are taught to:
In a safe, supportive environment, children develop into confident communicators with the world around us. Children are given a range of opportunities to develop their language through development of the four key skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Speaking and Listening activities permeate throughout the whole curriculum and help the development of children’s ideas, vocabulary and confidence. Exposure to a wide range of language enhances children’s vocabulary and use of speech. At the end of Key Stage 1, our children will be able to speak clearly to a variety of audiences, express their thoughts and views, share their ideas and participate respectfully in and contribute to discussions.