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Communication activities for classes  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English
P-scales/Curriculum level:L1-L5
TAP skill:Language (old categories)
TAP level:TAP55-72
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Phonology/Articulation:not specified
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info

A selection of speaking and listening activities on Commtap which could be used with classes, for example on No Pens Day Wednesday. If you spot any other suitable activities on the site, you can edit this page. Or if you have an idea for another activity, you could add it to the site.

Activity page Activities Suitable for

Learn new words

General ideas for learning new words.

Exploring words

Choose words which are appropriate for the level of the children in your class or relevant to a topic you are currently teaching.

Years 1 to 6.

Classes, groups or individuals.

Understand why questions in context and respond

Children will understand a 'why?' question in a real life context and respond using 'because, to, for' etc with support.

All on this activities page.

Years 1/2.

Groups, individuals.

Use descriptive language to describe objects

Use descriptive language to describe an object so that a peer can guess what it is.

What's in the bag

You should be able to do the activity without needing the second set of pictures.

Treasure Hunt

Years 1/2. Could use in KS2 - just make the pictures more obscure!

Can easily be used with a whole class.

Follow 2 part instructions with 4 to 5 key words

Children will listen to instructions with two parts to be carried out, with at least 4 to 5 key words in the instruction. Instructions may involve sequencing two steps.

Hunt the treasure

Get children in the class to formulate the instruction as to where to look for the item.


Years 1/2. This activity can be used with a whole class.

Communicate precise information to another person

To communicate the precise information another person needs to carry out a task.

Obstacle Course (last activity on the page).

This activity can be used in PE.

Any year group. 

Classes or smaller groups.

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