Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Speaking and Listening

The ability to communicate effectively is vital to children's development in all areas of the curriculum.   The quality and variety of the language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary, grammar and understanding for reading and writing. At Puttenham, we understand the importance of this from the Early Years. The teaching and the learning environment will allow children to build on their language through play. In KS1 children will continue to build on their language and listening skills through quality texts, discussions, drama, questioning and responding to what they see and hear. 


At the end of Year 2, the children are given an opportunity to apply their learning and demonstrate they have mastered the speaking and listening skills by participating in the Puttenham Speaking and Listening Award. The children will learn a short exerpt, a poem or give a short presentation on a topic of their interest to an audience. We are very proud of the children's learning and the award is a celebration of their achievements in the three years they have been at Puttenham CofE Infant School.