Oracy is the ability to communicate ideas, ask questions for understanding, and engage with others. We promote oracy in the classroom to build speaking and listening skills and to help children improve their written language skills.
With an oracy skillset, children can gain the vocabulary to say what they want to say. They’ll learn how to structure thoughts in a way that makes sense to others, as well as being able to listen to other's viewpoints and understand alternative perspectives. We find that children who learn oracy are more confident than their peers as they become articulate and confident individuals in a range of academic and social situations.