Spoken Language & Fluency

Spoken Language and Fluency at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School
At TPNS, in line with the National Curriculum, we believe that all pupils should be taught to speak clearly and convey ideas confidently using Standard English. They should learn to justify ideas with reasons; ask questions to check understanding; develop vocabulary and build knowledge; negotiate; evaluate and build on the ideas of others; and select the appropriate register for effective communication. They should be taught to give well-structured descriptions and explanations and develop their understanding through speculating, hypothesising and exploring ideas. This will enable them to clarify their thinking as well as organise their ideas for writing. Talk partners, group work and teacher-led talk are vital to the effective teaching here at TPNS.
Drama and performance is an important part of every day teaching. Drama is a way of clarifying and exploring the world around us. Children are encouraged to participate in Family Assemblies and speak in front of an audience.