Oracy is teaching our children the skills they need for talking.
We believe speaking and listening skills are fundamental to success in both learning and life. Teaching Oracy skills prepare our children for the jobs of the future.
How does the drive to teach Oracy reflect our school values?
Determination – Resilience – Tolerance – Cooperation – Creativity – Curiosity
Our children take part in daily activities which allow them to develop their Oracy skills. The activities they take part in allow them to show determination and resilience. They learn to choose and use vocabulary to the greatest effect. In conversational activities our children will develop tolerance and cooperation. They learn the skills they need to have successful conversations to build different relationships. Through activities such as philosophy for children, circle time and story mapping the children will develop their creativity and curiosity. The children use talk to explore and investigate their new and original ideas.
Communicating the Curriculum.
Communication activities are embedded in to our curriculum. Our writing teaching sequence includes 2 or 3 lessons dedicated to Oracy acivities. Our reading lessons in the FSU and Year 1 include P4C (Philosophy for children) . This allows the children to develop curiosity and share their ideas about a stimulus linked to their weekly text. We understand the importance of talk and the direct link this has to reading and writing.
Voice 21 is leading a movement of teachers, schools and educators committed to ensuring all children and young people have access to high quality Oracy teaching and learning. They work with schools across the UK to help develop the tools and resources to ensure every student is taught to communicate effectively. Please visit the website link below to find out more about Voice21 and have a look at the resources we use to teach Oracy in our school.