Welcome to the St Mary's family!

English - Speaking & Listening

                                                                              Spoken Language


The development of communication and language is the foundation of all literacy development and an essential element of all learning. We want our pupils to become excellent listeners and to be articulate with a rich and extensive vocabulary. We therefore ensure that throughout the school there are continual opportunities for children to participate in:

  • Whole class discussion

  • Small group discussion

  • Partner talk

  • Drama based activities such as role play, freeze frame, Forum theatre etc.

  • Story Making

  • Class assemblies
  • Talking to parents
  • Opportunities for public speaking such as pitching to become a School Ambassador
  • Opportunities to collaborate with DASP schools in events that focus on Oracy skills