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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Spring Cottage

Spoken Language

At Spring Cottage we believe that spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing.

We therefore ensure the continual development of pupils’ confidence and competence in spoken language and listening skills. We encourage children to develop the capacity to explain their understanding of books and other reading and prepare their ideas orally before they write. As children progress through school pupils are taught to understand the conventions of discussion and debate. We will ensure all pupils are enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practise of drama.

Oracy skills



*Diagrams taken from Voice 21 - National Oracy Education Charity

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.