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.
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.
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.