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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.

There is a focus on key vocabulary across the curriculum.  Vocabulary is displayed and referred to for the children to access in discussion and written work across all subjects.   

Children are encouraged to talk in full sentences and 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, poetry recital and the use of Talk for Writing.  (see Writing section)


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