At Bucklesham Primary School, teachers provide a wide range of contexts for spoken language throughout the school day. Teachers and other adults in school model speaking clearly. This includes clear diction, reasoned argument, using imaginative and challenging language and use of Standard English. Listening is modelled, as is the appropriate use of non-verbal communication, respecting the views of others. Teachers are also sensitive in encouraging the participation of retiring or reticent children.
Spoken Language outcomes are planned for in all areas of the curriculum. Roles are shared amongst pupils: sometimes a pupil will be the questioner, presenter, etc.
Learning takes place in a variety of situations and group settings. For example, these could include reading aloud as an individual, working collaboratively on an investigation, reporting findings as a newscaster, interviewing people as part of a research project, acting as a guide for a visitor to school or responding to a text in shared or guided reading.
Spoken Language will be a focus across the curriculum and across the school day in a variety of settings.
Feel their ideas and opinions are valued
Listen to verbal instructions which are clear
Offer ideas and opinions which may differ from others
Verbalise ideas in a variety of situations
Ask and answer questions appropriately
Think before they speak – plan out
Appreciate opinions of others
Speak aloud with confidence for the appropriate audience
Plan for speaking and listening
Consider oral outcomes
Encourage discussion, debate and role play
Value and build on pupils’ contributions
Understand how to develop skills progressively
Use resources effectively
Set realistic goals
Use different approache