Developing oracy in a primary classroom

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This case study was written by Matt Shurlock, a primary school teacher. As you read this case study, reflect on how the teacher has developed their pupils' oracy. Take some time to think about what the teacher does, how they do it, what they might do differently and how this might influence your own practice. This article will focus on techniques that can be used to promote focus and rigour of dialogue in KS1 classrooms. They include teachers considering their own communication, classroom activities and applications of oracy across the curriculum. By planning specific time to talk about a task, pupils are given the space to engage with new vocabulary easily, rehearse sentence and paragraph structures efficiently and share their ideas and feedback with peers. Modeling high quality spoken language is vital for teachers to move their pupils’ learning forwards. By presenting their speech as a model, teachers can provide numerous examples of high quality oracy. Considering the 5 golden r

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    Elsie Smith

    An interesting article, thank you!

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    Angela Murphy

    Some great ideas in here that can certainly be adapted for a range ages.


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