Speaking and Listening

Spoken Language Skills

92% of children at Argyle are learning English as an Additional Language. We therefore,carefully build opportunities to develop spoken language skills for all children in every lesson and subject. Opportunities to use ICT to enhance spoken language skills are planned into lessons such as the use of ‘Easispeak’ recorders.

Key vocabulary is taught explicitly and children learn to use it correctly.

Group work, collaboration and listening to the ideas of others are valued as a means of fostering effective spoken language skills. Drama and debate also enhance learning at all levels.

All classes in Key Stages 1 and 2 take turns to put on an assembly to explain about their learning to the school and their families.