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Time to talk and listen - Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. Oracy is at the very core of Mount Street Primary School. We all enjoy the benefits oracy brings to our school community. We believe spoken language to be essential in the development and achievement of our children across the curriculum. We have an oracy element across our curriculum from talking points in most lessons to using our school talk calendar or our weekly oracy assemblies. 


At Mount Street Primary School, We strive to develop spoken language skills through the taught curriculum, the hidden curriculum, playtimes and lunchtimes, extra-curricular activities and the whole ethos of the school. 


As the children's time progresses in our school community, they learn progressive talking and listening skills. they develop the skills of reasoning and debate. This is a skill we feel passionately about as a school. Every child has a voice and that voice is valued. 


In school, oracy is a vital tool for learning; by teaching students to become more effective speakers and listeners we empower them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them. Speaking and listening play a large part in a child’s progress in all curriculum areas and teachers plan to develop these skills in a wide variety of ways both formal and informal. We aim to develop and encourage fluent speakers, with rich vocabulary, who are confident to operate in a wide range of situations. 


Good oracy skills support wider literacy skills; improvement in oracy is also linked to improvements in reading, writing, and overall attainment. 





The Strands of Oracy

A guide to terminology and the framework

Mount Street Time to Talk Calendar

An example of one of our Whole school assemblies

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We use Picture News each week to create an oracy assembly - bringing in current affairs, important topics and British Values.

Oracy Rationale, Impact, intent and Impact

Ten ideas to support Oracy at home

Oracy games to play at home

Oracy questions for reading