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Oxon CE Primary School

Communication and Language

Aspects of communication and language includes; listening and attention, understanding and speaking.

Communication and language is a core strand running through every activity and aspect of school life.  Children develop skills to;

  • listen attentively in a range of situations and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions;
  • give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately;
  • follow instructions involving several ideas or actions;
  • answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events;
  • express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs;
  • use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future;
  • develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.