The BIG Talk

Everything you need to know. Talk happens all the time.

 

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We model different types of talk throughout the school day.

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We continue to introduce and explore new vocabulary to the children at regular intervals.

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In Big Talk the children sit with their learning partner in class.

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We allow plenty of time for children to talk and discuss and then share ideas with the class.

 

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We practise looking, listening and speaking to our partners.

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Weekly carpet sessions: we focus on developing the children’s speaking and listening skills.

What else can we do?
  • Talk, talk, talk! Give your child a rich language experience by making use of everyday situations and sharing stories, rhymes and poems.
  • Be a good language model: speak to your child in the language that you feel most comfortable with. It is the quality of interaction that is important, it doesn’t matter which language you use.

  • When reading with your child at home encourage them to use picture clues to work out new words.

  • Talk about the what’s happening in the pictures and discuss what might happen at the end.

  • Play dough, small construction, threading and painting, all these will help to develop strong finger muscles.

  • When you’re out and about see what numbers are around in your environment for e.g. on door and buses.

  • Try make it part of your daily routine. Remember 5 minutes is better than a 15 minute slog!

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