There are many reasons to choose Chatta. The approach can be used easily with students of any age, in all subjects, at any level and in any language. Classroom impact is immediate.
Chatta makes a difference in all primary year groups, from EYFS to Y6, strengthening:
Chatta puts into the importance of oral skills at the heart of teaching and learning. It makes a difference in a lot of different areas, working memory, processing skills, confidence issues, vocabulary building, EAL but at the same time is a useful scaffold for many contexts that aren’t related to targeted support.
Chatta can be an intervention and/or a whole school tool at the same time. If children can’t talk they can’t write. Reading can give them vocabulary but speaking helps them form the sentences.
Chatta incorporates many elements of established and proven teaching strategies so it ‘makes sense’ to teachers and consolidates a lot of good elements into one practice. Chatta is simple, intuitive and not time-consuming for teachers.This is very intuitive and easy to pick up without having to concentrate too hard.
Chatta boards can be used in the classroom and shared at home. This can become a brilliant home/school link as the child has practised talking about the images/content at school and these can be conversation starters at home (when a child might commonly say ‘nothing’ or ‘forgot’ when asked about their day at school).