Practitioners and teachers should provide daily speaking and listening activities that are well matched to children’s developing abilities and interests. These activities should draw upon observations and assessments to plan for progression and to identify children who need additional support, for example to discriminate and produce the sounds of speech.

This pack consists of materials designed to assist practitioners and teachers in promoting speaking and listening skills, so that, by the end of Key Stage 1, children have developed fluent word reading skills and have a good foundation in spelling.


  • Modelling listening and speaking
  • Look, listen and note: making assessments for learning
  • Seven aspects and three strands
  • List of activities