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Speaking and Listening


Speaking and Listening permeates the whole curriculum.  Interactive teaching strategies are used to engage all pupils in order to raise reading and writing standards, as well as to develop effective communication skills in readiness for later life.  Many opportunities are provided for pupils to demonstrate their speaking and listening skills.


What does Speaking and Listening look like at Abbot's Hall?

  • All classes use 'talking partners' to create discussion within lessons
  • Listening to and participating in stories, poems, rhymes and songs.
  • Use of sentence-stems to scaffold responses in class.
  • Book talk in reading lesson
  • Questioning across the curriculum.
  • Reading aloud in whole class reading lessons. 
  • Drama activities to enliven and enrich children’s learning.
  • Re-telling and role-play.
  • Opportunities for children to talk about and discuss their reading and writing.
  • Debating.
  • Time to talk in Phase 3
  • Opportunities to speak in front of an audience in termly class assemblies
  • End of Phase Productions - acting and speaking on stage



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