Speaking and Listening

At Hollymount, we believe in the importance of speaking and listening skills across the curriculum: the development of oral communication skills is highly valued. Hollymount children have the opportunity to build up their public speaking skills throughout their time at school so that they speak with clear intonation and in a manner suited to the purpose. They are also active listeners, who treat others opinions with respect. They are willing to take part in debates and can respond to what other people have said appropriately and fairly.

By the time children leave Hollymount School, they have a wide and varied vocabularly. This includes the ‘Language of Education’; key subject specific vocabularly; and a range of descriptive language – which they know how to use effectively. Children are able to use this vocabularly to successful navigate the wider world that exists outside school.