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Rufford Primary School

English - Speaking and Listening

Subject Leader - Mrs Charles

Children are taught English in line with the national curriculum. 

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Communication is a key life skill. Speaking and listening is used across school to enhance teaching and learning. Through discussions, presentations and debates, the children will learn to communicate more effectively and for different purposes. They will learn to examine their own ideas and respond appropriately to others.

We are currently looking to implement “The Oracy Project” throughout school. We follow the “Rules of Talk” to show children how to engage respectfully in conversation with both pupils and adults. Each rule is modelled by the adult, allowing the children to observe.

The project’s aims are to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language.  In school, oracy is a powerful tool for learning; by teaching students to become more effective speakers and listeners we empower them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them.