Talk cards are used as vocabulary prompts. The children learn what vocabulary each symbol represents and then use these words in their speaking and writing. As the children progress through school the talk cards become more complex and act as reminders for sentence types and use of punctuation.
We understand that children cannot write what they cannot say. At Woodgate we have a dedicated speech and language expert who supports children through school as well as a speech and language TA who supports the EYFS and Year 1. In all lessons we have 'smart speech' time where children are expected to give full and precise answers in a clear and confident voice.
At Woodgate we know that children need a rich and varied vocabulary in order be successful.