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The Willows School Academy Trust

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Speaking and Listening

We want to ensure that all pupils become confident speakers, listeners, readers and writers, preparing them for life in the 21st century and beyond.


We aim to:

  • enable the children to express themselves clearly using standard spoken English.  The children are encouraged to listen attentively to others and value their opinions, as well as learning to concentrate on and carry out instructions.
  • encourage the children to read fluently, confidently and with understanding.  We hope that this will foster an enjoyment of reading throughout their lives.
  • encourage the children to be aware of the fact that we write in different ways for different purposes and to become confident, independent writers. In addition, their handwriting needs to be legible and spelling and punctuation used correctly. 


Speaking and listening skills are built into all aspects of the English curriculum with the aim being that every child is able to communicate their thoughts, ideas and opinions clearly, as well as listening to and reflecting on the ideas of others. Speaking and Listening skills are further developed across the school through discrete daily learning activities.

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