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Speaking and Listening

Our Vision for Oracy

At Eye CE Primary School, our curriculum is rich in oracy opportunities for our children. With knowledge and skills, experiences and vocabulary at the core of our curriculum, we are committed to using purposeful talk throughout our school to drive forward learning. We do this through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable all learners to develop the skills needed to talk effectively and with confidence in school and in life. Our deliberate and explicit teaching of oracy throughout our curriculum supports our children to make progress in the four strands of oracy (physical, linguistic, cognitive and social & emotional). We see it as essential that children acquire the ability to be able to speak coherently and politely in their everyday experiences to communicate their thoughts effectively.


Children are given regular opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills across the curriculum at Eye. This could be through rehearsing and performing a text, role play activities or 'hot-seating' activities, just to name a few examples.


All children participate in whole school enrichment experiences once a term to develop their speaking and listening skills further. Details of these experiences are outlined on the progression document below.