Our aim is to promote all forms of communication in our school's community in order to encourage children to interact and learn through talk. Oracy is embedded across the curriculum and used to unlock new learning and challenge thinking.
Oracy is described as learning through talk whilst learning to talk. It is an inclusive approach, which provides all of our pupils the opportunity to articulate their ideas and learn from each other. This is particularly useful at the start of new learning. We provide pupils with the skills required to become confident speakers, using strongly embedded strategies aimed at supporting them beyond their time at Mauldeth Road.
The National Curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupil's development. Oracy is embedded throughout our broad and balanced curriculum and strategies are explicitly taught to develop skills, as they progress through the school. Questions are carefully planned to ensure that all pupils can fully participate and there is a shared understanding that everyone's opinion is valued.
Some of the activities we use to develop spoken language are:
- Partner Talk
- Group Discussion
- Role Play
- Collaborative work and problem solving