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Headteacher: Victoria Hudson
SENDCo: Betty Stephenson
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri - 8:50am - 3:30pm

Speaking & Listening

At Sedbergh Primary School, children will be provided with opportunities to:

  • Talk for a range of purposes
  • Communicate to different audiences
  • Listen and respond to different people
  • Observe and participate in dramatic activities


Opportunities to develop spoken language and listening skills will be developed through activities in English lessons. It will also be developed across the full curriculum, for example, through class discussions in PSHE.


Drama will be used to develop speaking and listening skills, including opportunities for:

  • Structured, imaginative play – within role play areas and elsewhere
  • Responding to familiar rhymes and games
  • Storytelling
  • Inventing characters and exploring dialogue- with or without materials and props
  • Developing and sustaining a role
  • Devising short scenes from a variety of stimuli
  • Interpreting poems, scripts etc. in a dramatic presentation
  • Exploring issues and dilemmas
  • Participation in class and school productions
  • Improvisation
  • Discussion and debates