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Welcome to William Austin Infant School

Enjoying Reading Together in our Library

Sharing Happiness and Making Friends

Inspiring Imagination through Storytelling

Discovering and Exploring in our Mud Kitchen

Keeping Fit and Healthy on the Playground

Speaking and Listening

Speaking and listening

At William Austin Infant School we aim to develop children’s speaking and listening skills throughout the curriculum. The importance of speaking and listening cannot be underestimated as it underpins children’s reading and writing skills and how they learn to interact with each other. Teachers plan practical, varied fun and engaging activities including visual Literacy opportunities and drama activities. It is through speaking that children learn how to think about how to compose ideas and construct opinions.