Nonsuch Primary School

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Wood Leasow, Woodgate Valley,
Birmingham B32 3SE


We are now consulting on the Admission Arrangements for 2023-2024. Please check our admissions page to read the policy. A copy is also available from the school office.

Spoken Language

Talking is fundamental to learning. From EYFS, we encourage our children to speak clearly, confidently and with expression to stage their ideas and opinions.

Just as important is the need to listen carefully and respond in an appropriate way.

At Nonsuch, we give the children opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills in all areas of the curriculum. Therefore, discussion, role play, poetry recital and drama are key elements in our learning. The Four Strands of Speaking and Listening: Speaking; Listening; Group Discussion and Interaction, and Drama permeate the whole curriculum. Interactive teaching strategies are used to engage all pupils in order to raise reading and writing standards. Children are encouraged to develop effective communication skills in readiness for later life.

A high proportion of children arrive at Nonsuch Primary School with a deprivation of language. To help raise the standards in reading and writing, the children need to develop and compile their ideas orally. To support this, key actions have been introduced to reinforce the oral retelling of a text. Children will then use this knowledge of the story and vocabulary to apply to their own writing.


Click on the link below to see an overview of the Talk for Writing actions. 

Talk for Writing Actions