Speaking and Listening
At Field House, we are passionate about developing the children's ability to listen, pay attention, speak and listen. These are the building blocks of literacy. That is why we place oracy as the heart of everything we do.
To ensure these vital skills develop, we ensure:
- Regular opportunities for embedding speaking and listening across the curriculum, with talking an integral part of the learning process.
- Effective modelling of speaking and listening in day-to-day interactions.
- Exciting, first-hand experiences within termly topics.
- Communicaton friendly environments.
- Visual resources to increaser independence and reduce anxiety.
- Quality questioning to involve all.
- Allowing processing and thinking time and insistence on answering.
- Repeating, modelling, recasting and extending children's utterances to improve structure, clarity and detail.
- Explicit and systematic teaching of vocabulary through identification of tiered words for each topic/subject.
- Termly opportunities to perform to larger audiences e.g. assemblies, concerts.
- .Delivery of specific interventions for those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
- Involvement of specialist support services for children with SLCN and delivery of SALT plans.
The progression summary below shows you how the children will develop their speaking and listening skills across the year groups.