What is our aim for Oracy [Intent]
At Springfield Juniors, we are aiming for communication to lie at the heart of classroom practice where pupils learn through, and are taught how to talk. Believing that literacy and communication are life skills, we aspire to develop these and equip pupils with the ability to become life-long learners. We are striving to enable all pupils to use speech to express their thoughts and communicate articulately with others. We aim to incorporate oracy skills across the whole curriculum.
What does this look like in our classrooms? (Implementation)
Each year group takes part in a weekly Talking Assembly which are held in the hall. During these assemblies, pupils are given a range of opportunities to discuss current news topics and develop their oracy skills through using exploratory and presentational talk. Using a variety of different groupings, including trios, pupils are encouraged to talk to different pupils each week.
As we are now a Rights Respecting School, we also link the topics to articles from the children’s charter.