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‘Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:11


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Oracy statement of intent

Oracy develops students' confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn. We aim to provide a high quality oracy education which empowers students, regardless of their background, to find their voice for success in school and in life. Oracy is a driving force for learning which is weaved into all aspects of the curriculum for purposeful talk.

Pupils learn through talk and to talk; developing and deepening their subject knowledge and understanding through talk, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable them to learn effectively. 

The deliberate, explicit and systematic teaching of oracy across year groups and throughout the curriculum supports our children to make progress in the four strands of oracy outlined in the Oracy Framework. 

Each classroom reflects a learning culture that develops open discussions to create active learners who share ideas; viewpoints which support and encourages others to understand. Teachers use effective questioning and model high expectations to develop constructive peer discussions through collaboration which promotes critical thinkers and metacognition.

Pupils feel safe to articulate ideas and thoughts; to collaborate with peers who value their responses; and have the confidence to express views which are vital life skills that supports success in learning and future employment.

Children at TPS will:

  • Speak with confidence, clarity and eloquence.
  • Recognise the importance of listening in conjunction with speaking.
  • Be confident to express and justify their own opinions to others.
  • Adapt their use of language for different purposes and audiences.
  • Accurately use key vocabulary when talking.
  • Sustain a logical argument, question, reason and respond to other appropriately following the Discussion Guidelines set up in each class.
  • Be open minded and respect the contribution of others and to take on board their views.
  • Pupils can confidently build on their peers responses to articulate their reasons.
  • Pupils will be given a range of opportunities to share their learning in engaging ways through presentations, recitals, drama, poetry and debate.

Oracy Curriculum Documents

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