Spoken Language



At St Bees Village School, we want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and generate a culture of children who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning.

We intend for pupils to:

  • become confident and effective communicators;
  • have the ability to express themselves as individuals, sharing their thoughts and feelings;
  • participate in discussions and debates;
  • listen and respond to both adults and peers appropriately;
  • be exposed to high-quality vocabulary and be encouraged to use this within their own speaking;
  • develop a capacity to explain their understanding of books and other reading;
  • orally prepare and rehearse their writing;
  • speak audibly and fluently, using standard English.