Creating a Speaking and Listening Classroom: Integrating Talk for Learning at Key Stage 2
By Lyn Dawes. Edition 1st Edition.
First Published Imprint David Fulton Publishers. Pages pages.
Speaking and listening in the primary classroom
Subjects Education. Export Citation. Get Citation. Dawes, L. The Essential Speaking and Listening will: help children to become more aware of how talk is valuable for learning raise their awareness of how and why to listen attentively and to speak with confidence encourage dialogue and promote effective group discussion integrate speaking and listening into all curriculum areas help every child make the most of learning opportunities in whole class and group work contexts The inclusive and accessible activities are designed to increase children's engagement and motivation and help raise their achievement.
It sets specific speaking and listening objectives within the English programme of study for each year, and oracy is also developed through other curriculum areas, such as drama.
Oracy is measured through giving presentations, performing, and participating in class or small group discussions. Oracy teaching in primary schools is both passive and active. Try these techniques to help your child become a more confident communicator, in school and at home.
Many kids aspire to being vloggers or YouTube stars, so encourage them to start a video diary, either to chart their everyday life or to record special occasions like birthdays and holidays. Games like 20 Questions, Guess Who? You could also try our tips for asking the right questions to elicit information. Persuade your child to take a break from text and WhatsApp and develop their speaking skills by making an actual phone call. This is a great pre-phonics activity for young children, who can be encouraged to listen carefully to the sounds they hear — from traffic to birdsong — and describe them.
They can also describe the natural sights they see, such as trees, animals and birds and the sky. Joining extracurricular clubs is a good opportunity for your child to converse with different people outside the home or school environment. Many of them also involve taking instructions such as being coached in sporting techniques or to complete science or art projects , and introduce them to different vocabulary relating to their new hobby.
Start your trial for FREE today! Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. Login or Register to add to my wishlist. Oracy explained Oracy is the ability to express yourself clearly and communicate with others effectively through spoken language. Focusing on oracy in primary schools has a big impact on children well into the future.
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In particular, it says children should: Use discussion in order to learn; Be able to elaborate and explain their understanding and ideas; Be competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
Oracy in the classroom Oracy teaching in primary schools is both passive and active. Example activities that are used to develop oracy in primary schools include: Setting ground rules for speaking and listening in class , such as putting your hand up before speaking, waiting to be chosen, and not interrupting each other. Presentations on a specified subject, or a subject of their own choosing.
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These could be individual presentations or in pairs or small groups, in front of their class or the whole school in assembly. Discussions as a pair, small group or whole class, for example about religious beliefs, story plots, or predicting the outcomes of experiments. Exploring a text through performance — not just re-enacting what actually happens in the book, but also acting out what characters might do or say in a particular situation.
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