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'Encourage each other and build each other up' 1 Thessalonians 5: 11

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Oracy and Spoken Language

At St Peter’s C of E (VC) Primary, oracy plays a prominent role in teaching and learning. The ability to listen actively, speak clearly and communicate articulately is seen as a fundamental part of the learning process. Critically, oracy underpins the development of reading and writing and is key to progress in all subjects. We strive to develop oracy skills through our bespoke ASPIRE curriculum, lunchtimes, extra-curricular activities and the whole ethos of the school.

Oracy can be described as a combination of learning to talk and learning through talk. At St Peter’s,  there is a shared understanding of how talk supports learning and children’s social and emotional development. We believe that valuing and explicitly teaching oracy skills provides our pupils with vital life skills. We aim to encourage fluent speakers, who are confident to communicate, debate and present in a wide range of situations.

Our St Peter's oracy policy and toolkit: 

Our discussion guidelines and sentence stems are used from Year 1 to Year 6 to promote rich and effective discussions: