Oracy, talk and sharing opinions
At East-the Water Primary School, we know that speech and language and developing key oracy skills are the building blocks for all future learning. Children at our school are given opportunities throughout the curriculum to practise and develop these key skills.
We will use SHAPE to help develop our pupils into confident speakers.
Throughout their time in our school, children will be asked to articulate and justify their answers and opinions, to give well-structured descriptions and to participate actively in conversations. As their command of English grows, so will their confidence.
We aim for our children to be able to:
- Understand the importance of effective communication.
- Be able to listen attentively so as to understand what has been said.
- Develop and use a rich and varied vocabulary which gives clarity and interest to conversations.
- Speak clearly with correct use of Standard English so that they can be clearly understood.
- Show respect for others when communicating.
- Grow in confidence throughout their time at school so they can perform and present to an audience.
- Use their speaking and listening to achieve in all areas of the curriculum.
- To develop the skills of debate, responding directly to the points of view of others.
- Develop strong relationships through clear communication with an ability to articulate their emotions appropriately.
Language and Vocabulary
To become confident orators, our children need to be taught and exposed to a variety of rich language. At East-the Water, we will grow your children’s vocabulary in every subject. Throughout our curriculum, time is taken to explore more complex words so that children really understand them, and get to know their history, subtleties, synonyms, and make new word connections.
We use high-quality texts that are rich in vocabulary in English and curriculum lessons and enthuse children to experiment with new and exciting vocabulary. By the end of Year 6, we ensure that they can use rich and varied word choices in conversations and in their written work.