Speaking and Listening

At APPS, we value the need to listen to others with compassion and understanding. Confident public speaking and the ability to listen with focus are incredibly important skills to possess.

The high quality books at the core of our English curriculum offer meaningful opportunities for empathy and philosophical enquiry. As a means of developing the spoken language requirements, our chosen texts provide plentiful opportunities for debate, drama and discussion using the issues raised through, and within, the text.

We plan frequent opportunities for our children to speak to wider audiences, be it to a group, a class or in assembly; we hold high expectations for all in terms of speaking with volume, clarity and confidence.

   Delight in Libraries - Super Heroes: a collaborative story-telling and dance project in Y3.  Please click on link:  Delight in Dance


An integral part of English lessons is drama. Role play, hot-seating, freeze framing and immersion within texts and plays improves the children's understanding and ultimately leads to better quality writing.