Oracy is a key to the curriculum at Buckingham Primary Academy. Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. In school, oracy is a powerful 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. Through a high quality oracy education students learn through talk and to talk. This is when they develop and deepen their subject knowledge and understanding through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable them to learn the skills needed to talk effectively.

Equipping our pupils with the knowledge of oracy is central to our curriculum design. The deliberate, explicit and systematic teaching of oracy across phases and throughout our curriculum supports children and young people to make progress in the four strands of oracy outlined in the Oracy Framework. The four strands of oracy: physical, linguistic, cognitive and social and emotional, enable pupils to experience a talk-rich curriculum. Vocabulary development, effective groupings and opportunities for presentational talk ensure pupils gain essential communication skills within their curriculum model. Exploratory talk is now well-established in all lessons, which leads to purposeful presentational talk across the curriculum.


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