Speaking and listening is not only an essential skill for life, but is also the bedrock of a child’s language development. Group interaction and drama provide a context for children to develop these skills as well as inspiring and engaging them.
At Mudeford junior School, pupils encounter an extensive range of opportunities to develop their capacity and confidence in this area in:
- Literacy lessons – speaking and listening, group interaction and drama objectives are taught explicitly to allow children to develop in this area.
· Throughout the curriculum – various speaking, listening, group interaction and drama techniques are used in the wider curriculum where specific topics provide a context for children to develop their skills.
· More formal occasions such as assemblies and concerts as well as those who wish to volunteer to be the part of an action group such as the EcoTeam or by taking a part in school or class councils.