Information for Parents
Spoken Language - How you can help!
The New National Curriculum reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum.
Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing.
Pupils will be taught to understand and use the conventions of discussion and debate in addition to drama activities.
You can help at home by:
- Looking, listening to and responding appropriately to your child. E.g. Ask what they enjoyed most about school today, ask questions about their response.
- Try to ask relevant questions and assist to expand their vocabulary.
As much as possible encourage your child to use the correct Standard English. E.g. because instead of cos. should have instead of should of, getting off the bus instead of getting off of the bus
- Discuss when appropriate to use Standard English and when perhaps not e.g. in a casual peer group situation.
- Encourage discussions to share opinions and appreciate other viewpoints about topical issues.