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COMMUNICATION across the curriculum

Communicate in order to express themselves socially, emotionally and physically, and appropriately.


Pupils should be enabled to:

• listen to and take part in discussions, explanations, role-plays and presentations.

• contribute comments, ask questions and respond to others’ points of view.

• communicate information, ideas, opinions, feelings and imaginings, using an expanding vocabulary.

• structure their talk and speak clearly so that ideas can be understood by others;

• adapt ways of speaking to audience and situation;

• use non-verbal methods to express ideas and engage with the listener.The Northern Ireland Curriculum Primary_Introduction


Pupils should be enabled to:

• read a range of texts* for information, ideas and enjoyment.

• use a range of strategies to read with increasing independence.

• find, select and use information from a range of sources.

• understand and explore ideas, event and features in texts*.

• use evidence from texts* to explain opinions.


* Texts refer to ideas that are organised to communicate and present a message in written, spoken, visual and symbolic forms.


Pupils should be enabled to:

• talk about, plan and edit work.

• communicate information, meaning, feelings, imaginings and ideas in a clear and organised way.

• develop, express and present ideas in a variety of forms and formats, using traditional and digital resources, for different audiences and purposes.

• write with increasing accuracy and proficiency.