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Oracy at Prince Rock


The aim of the Learning Academy Trust Curriculum is to develop articulate speakers, inspired writers and avid readers who can apply their knowledge of English to communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The basis of our Curriculum is to create a sense of purpose and audience through Writing and Reading with Oracy at its heart. There is a clear vision that English should be a key subject within the curriculum alongside the LAT ‘We Wills…’ to ensure that all our children have the opportunity to explore and research, challenge and present their learning in a variety of ways. 


The overarching aim for Oracy – in line with the national curriculum - is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping our children pupils with: a strong command of the spoken word; discussion techniques in order to learn; skills to elaborate, explain and clarify their understanding and ideas.  The key strands of Oracy: Cognitive, Linguistic, Physical and Social and Emotional will facilitate our children’s learning journey as they progress through our schools.


Due to COVID-19, we have made alterations to the coverage of oracy throughout the academic year. We have limited the number of children and types of groupings we can use. More information about this can be found in our oracy rationale. 


Oracy Groupings 


Throughout the course of the year, the children will develop their communication skills through the use of various talk groupings. Below is an image that represents the various groups that the children may work in.

Big Up Your Book 


The children are encouraged to take part in a weekly task known as 'Big Up Your Book.,' During this class based session, the children share key information about a book they have recently read and enjoyed. They will share with their fellow classmates:

- The author 

- Genre

- What they liked about 

- Suggest who would enjoy reading it 

- How it could help them develop knowledge


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