self-assured, expressive, sociable and imaginative and they learn how to tackle situations with resilience, creativity and courage.
Children are introduced to and encouraged to use, some of the main features of Spoken Standard English and they are taught how speech varies according to circumstance and audience. At Hall Green Infant School we encourage the children ‘to think it, say it, count it, write it and check it’. This strategy supports the link between the spoken and the written word.
We believe that by using the correct standard spoken English throughout school we will enhance pupil’s vocabulary, improve their language understanding and meaning of words and provide them with the skills and grammatical features to include in their writing.
There are many opportunities for children to use their presenting and performing techniques in school with weekly class assemblies, year group assemblies and celebration assemblies. The assemblies and circle times develop the children's speaking and listening skills and are a great way of building children’s confidence in this area.