Speaking & Listening

The national curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing.
- National Curriculum, 2014

At TGSA, language development is at the centre of our planning. Vocabulary development is a core element of learning in every subject. We love to talk and make sure that there is time for it and fascinating things all around to talk about.