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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Oracy across the Curriculum

Oracy plays an important role in both education and in society as a whole. At Our Lady & St Patrick's, we fully recognise that speaking & listening and the development of good communication skills are the cornerstones of all learning.


Through being taught to write and speak fluently, pupils learn to communicate their ideas and emotions to others; through their reading and listening, others can communicate and respond.


Reading allows pupils the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Through reading a wide variety of texts pupils acquire new knowledge and vocabulary, and build on what they already know. In order to participate fully as a member of society, all the skills of language are essential. 
Oracy - Our Aims:


  • To promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken word.
  • To ensure that all children acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for spoken language.  
  • To encourage children to participate fully in discussion and debate, expressing their own ideas freely and with confidence.
  • To use discussion in order to learn; children should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.  
  • To become competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. 


Please follow the link below to find out why high-quality oracy education matters in all subjects: