Primary English: Speaking and listening tools

Ensure younger learners develop cruicial speaking and listening skills with this selection of supportive lesson ideas

Tes Resources Team

Stick people with speech bubbles above their heads signifying speaking and listening

A selection of discussion, presentation and debate ideas for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils

Speaking and listening skills are essential for learners’ development. Not only do they help to build their self-esteem, but the ability to present and debate with confidence will help pupils throughout their educational and adult lives. For that reason, we’ve selected some of our favourite activities and supportive tools, designed to build younger students' language abilities.

EYFS

Reception Speaking and Listening Activities
kaw87

Reception Speaking and Listening Activities

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Here are a selection of speaking and listening games for Reception or Nursery. Good for CLL/PSE carpet sessions, developing speaking skills, ice breakers or games when meeting your new class!
Let's Talk (Speaking and Listening) Feelings
benpartridge

Let's Talk (Speaking and Listening) Feelings

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Lets talk cards which ask the question...how do you feel when...? Explores feelings and emotions and would be great for EYFS/KS1 and for SEn as it uses widgit symbols. Brigh colourful designs make the crads a bit more engaging for group work activities.
Loop cards - speaking and listening
ASpecialKindOfEnglish

Loop cards - speaking and listening

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"I have...who has..." loop cards of 6 categories. Fun and engaging speaking and listening activity. Great way of developing core vocabulary. 2 levels of cards WITH WRITTEN NAMES OF OBJECTS- students read the sentence and use the picture to say what they have and ask the next question. W...

KS1

Speaking and Listening assessment
joymears

Speaking and Listening assessment

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Every year I would get my KS1 classes to do 2 or 3 talks. The first was usually about themselves, the second on a topic related non-fiction subject e.g. an animal and if I did a 3rd it varied in focus from poetry to a favourite toy to explain something they had made etc. I completed this using peer ...
Speaking and Listening Skills power point
FDCunningham

Speaking and Listening Skills power point

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A power point used in a lesson focusing on speaking and listening skills. Includes acronyms for 'speak&' and &';listen'. Integrates music - listening to instruments, very engaging! Follows on from a literacy lesson on &'London&';s Burning' nursery rhyme, but could be adapted to encou...

KS2

The Pyramid Game Speaking and Listening Starter
londinius

The Pyramid Game Speaking and Listening Starter

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A starter game for teams. One member of each team sits with their back to the screen/board - the others have to describe what appears inside the pyramids. Use a timer or stopwatch if you have one - the team who complete their pyramid in the shortest time win. Just change the words in the tri...
 Speaking and Listening      Mr Stink
The Ginger Teacher

Speaking and Listening Mr Stink

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**Speaking and Listening Mr Stink** **Complete Lesson on Speaking and Listening, Taking Part in a Debate, Related to Mr Stink by David Walliams** This download includes a complete, lesson on the sixth chapter of the book Mr Stink by David Walliams. Children will read and discuss the ch...
Speaking and Listening - Kensuke's Kingdom
ep1234

Speaking and Listening - Kensuke's Kingdom

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Ideal for KS2 - This is a lesson from my Kensuke's Kingdom SOW that covers speaking and listening skills. The lesson should be used around Chapter 3 or 4 of the book. It asks students to justify their choices for choosing certain objects to take on board a lifeboat. The full lessons from the SOW I h...
Speaking and Listening
judesd

Speaking and Listening

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A short powerpoint to use with KS2 pupils to remind them how to be effective at speaking and listening. Could be adapted and used as a poster. V2 Version 2, similar info, different style