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Spoken Language

Spoken language is embedded into all areas of our curriculum. Within classrooms, teachers support spoken language by using high level questioning, which encourages the children to reply with a more sophisticated answer rather than yes or no. Key vocabulary for subjects across the curriculum are displayed and referred to for the children to use in discussion around topics in order to widen their spoken vocabulary. When answering questions, children are encouraged to use full sentences and stand up to project their voice. ABC (Agree, Build on, Challenge) is a technique used to encourage children to debate different views constructively and challenge further thinking.  Across our curriculum we ensure we have activities to promote Spoken Language. These might include: hot-seating, drama, role play, debates, interviews and many more. Every class includes a retelling of a poem in their class assemblies. This is learnt through Talk for Writing strategies so the children can retell the poem independently.

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