We have found that when children explore learning through various oracy strategies and are exposed to new vocabulary they better retain this knowledge. This leads to learning becoming memorable and engrained. Meaning when children are presenting or writing, the language they use are of a higher level with a deeper understanding.
Our ratio of pupils to teacher talk weighs heavily on pupils side with children expected to engage and have their voices heard. Learning in classroom is pupil to pupil not teacher dictated. To ensure knowledge is retained pupil's regularly revisit topic specific vocabulary over the course of other school years. This means children can recall and make links to their previous learning ready to build on and give context to subsequent learning.
Using our new assessment tracking grid teachers are expected to assess children’s oracy skills over the year. Teachers should be aware of children’s next step and of any gaps they have in their knowledge. The oracy team use this tracking data to monitor progress and plan actions. The oracy subject leader can then ensure that there is a rigorous monitoring process which ensures a high level teaching and consistent expectations.