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Mount Wise CommunityPrimary School

Communication and Language


Our intent is for our children to become skillful communicators who connect with others through language and play.



We provide children with opportunities to experience a communication friendly environment, and to develop their skills in speaking and listening in a range of situations, through both adult led and child-initiated play. Pupils will also develop these skills through programmes tailored to their level of need. Staff work alongside Speech and Language Therapists to deliver activities for both groups and individual children. We also devliver daily BLAST and Letters and Sounds groups.

Pupils are encouraged to communicate and develop language skills through both adult directed and child-initiated play. Children are given opportunities to speak in front of an audience.

Our staff are all trained in Makaton and use this throughout the day, in order to support children with a speech and language difficulty.



We monitor the progress of our children through regular, ongoing observations and assessments. We use our online Learning journey, Tapestry, to record this. We use the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters to plan our progressive curriculum, across our EYFS, in order ensure that our children are making good progress. We also moderate both within school and externally as a LAT to ensure that our judgements are accurate.