Speaking & Listening
We believe that developing good listening skills and the ability to articulate thoughts are vital and children are engaged in plentiful discussions as whole school, classes, groups and pairs as well as drama activities and forest school, role play, small world, Lego or outdoor learning activities which give rise to an enormous amount of high quality talk! Children have weekly assembly and PSHE themes which they discuss and learn the conventions of discussion and asking questions. All the children in school have “Talk Partners”. There are many times during the school day when they will talk with their talk partner to discuss things or answer a question. We use Philosophy for Children to develop children’s thinking, philosophy, speaking and listening skills and have achieved the Bronze Quality Mark in this so far.