Southroyd Primary School

Southroyd Primary School

Big Talk


At Southroyd we recognise the huge importance of Spoken Language and know that talking is a vital part of a child's development. Each week we focus our children and families on a topic to stimulate talk and discussion between home and school. We alert parents to the "Big Talk" topic through the newsletter, on the school app and by Twitter. We know that parents and children enjoy sharing their discussions from school with home.

Our weekly Big Talk subjects fit in with our school topics, enabling us to cover aspects of the curriculum, themes, cooperative values, international links and events, supporting our children on their journey towards "active citizenship."


The "Big Talk" plan fits with our Assembly plan and for example can ask the questions, "What is democracy?", "How could we support refugees in need?", "Why is it important to set ourselves targets?" or "How can we keep ourselves safe in the sun?"

We link Big Talk themes into our School Council plans to ensure that children have the ability to be fully engaged in a wide variety of themes and topics, knowing that this exposure and understanding of communities, helps our children to develop as Active Citizens.

Dave Manton @southroyd

25 Jan RT @leeds_2023: The countdown has begun🙌 This time next year we'll be kicking off an incredible 12 months celebrating everything that make…

17 Jan Our first board game club ran tonight! Thanks to all our enthusiastic boardgamers and support from Mark, one of our Governing Body.

17 Jan Safer Internet Week is coming, in early February. The theme this year will be "All fun and games? Exploring respect…

11 Jan Following last week's Big Talk focus on Feeling Good About Being Me and celebrating our special uniqueness, we took…

10 Jan