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English Speaking & Listening
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English Speaking & Listening - 

At Waterville Primary, children are taught Speaking and Listening skills as part of our English lessons. They consolidate this learning across the curriculum. Content is taught at a level appropriate to the age of the pupils and builds on the oral language skills that have been taught in preceding years.

Pupils are taught to develop their competence in spoken language and listening to enhance the effectiveness of their communication across a range of contexts and to a range of audiences. They are given opportunities to work in groups of different sizes – in pairs, small groups, large groups and as a whole class. Pupils learn how to take turns and when and how to participate constructively in conversations and debates.

Teachers pay attention to increasing pupils’ vocabulary, ranging from describing their immediate world and feelings to developing a broader, deeper and richer vocabulary to discuss abstract concepts and a wider range of topics, and enhancing their knowledge about language as a whole.

Pupils receive constructive feedback on their spoken language and listening, not only to improve their knowledge and skills but also to establish secure foundations for effective spoken language in their studies at primary school, helping them to achieve in secondary education and beyond.

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