Communication in Primary School – Why is it Important?

Communication in the Primary School

Communication in Primary School, as in all other grades. It is the main means by which students exchange information. What is meant by information? The information is the set of data that is transmitted from Emitter to Receiver, through a channel and a code. This process is known as “Communication”

We emphasize Communication in Primary School, because it is at this stage that children are trained who will soon be Adolescents (A very difficult stage). In preschool, the teacher must be somewhat “free”, that is, let the child express his emotions, carousals, games, etc. But in elementary school is the stage in which they begin to correct more severely, these actions.

The Verbal Communication

Communication is one of the main problems in Primary School. The children come from a stage where, to a certain extent, they were allowed some things that belonged to their age. But the primary school arrives and the child has to learn new attitudes. And one of the things that costs us the most to the teachers, is to achieve a Correct Communication in the Primary School.


There are different types of Communication. But Verbal Communication is the most used in the classroom. For this reason, if as Teachers we want to achieve a Correct Communication in Primary School. We have to focus on developing a correct Verbal Communication.

The Verbal Communication is composed of all the words that the receiver sends to send information.

What is the problem of Verbal Communication ?.

The problem of Verbal Communication, lies in two Components: The Code and the Context.

  • Code: If the same code is not established between the receiver and the sender, obviously the communication will be unable to develop correctly. The most common code problem is “language”.


  • Context: The problem originated by the context is that the meaning of each word varies according to the place, for example the word “Torta” in Peru means Pastel, but in Mexico it refers to a sandwich.
    Effective communication

Effective communication – Definition

Effective communication is communication par excellence. And it is achieved through the application of several techniques used by the receiver and transmitter. Effective Communication has as its main characteristic: The simplicity and speed with which a message and / or information can be captured and understood.

Characteristics of effective communication

For a communication in the classroom to be considered effective, it must meet the following characteristics:

It has to be concise, precise and without detours.
It must have an appropriate and coherent duration depending on the message that you want to transmit.
Transmitted in the same receiver code.
The channel (Voice) has to have appropriate characteristics, timbre, tone, clarity.

Importance of Communication in Primary School

After having developed the basic concepts of communication, surely you already have an idea about the importance of communication in primary school ?.

What is the importance of communication in primary school?

It is important that Primary children have good communication, so that when they reach the secondary stage, in adolescence they have a lower percentage of communication expression problems.
It is important that the correct communication be taught to elementary school children, as a method of stopping and correcting some Preschool attitudes. (Scream, Use non-verbal language, Misuse of some terms.
Its main importance lies in achieving a good climate in the classroom and avoiding misunderstandings.

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