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Impact: Performance Skills



The impact of our 'SFDS Oracy Key Skills Progression Ladder' being put into practice across all year groups can be seen when our pupils take part in performances. Take a look at an example for each year group below. 

Year 3

Year 3 Oracy Skills Observed:


Use of ambitious vocabulary; speak clearly; use different tones of voice for expression; consider 'phrasing' to pause suitably; pay attention to volume; make eye contact with the listener; stand up straight; think about whether hand gestures could strengthen a point; avoid gap fillers; plan ideas mentally; don't interrupt a speaker and take turns in groups.


Year 4

Year 4 Oracy Skills Observed:


Use ambitious vocabulary and devices; consider how tones of voice aid intonation; speak at an appropriate volume and pace; look at the listener, glancing elsewhere when it feels natural; stand up straight and keep this posture; experiment with facial expressions; use some appropriate hand gestures; avoid gap fillers; plan ideas mentally and make comments at a suitable time. 

Year 5

Year 5 Oracy Skills Observed:


Use ambitious vocabulary and sentence structures; develop intonation and pace appropriately; enunciate words from beginning to end; emphasise particular words/phrases for effect; project the voice at varying volumes; establish natural eye contact with everyone involved; use posture to show confidence; use a good variety of facial expressions; use a good variety of hand gestures; avoid gap fillers and listen out for how you could refer to points. 


Year 6

Year 6 Oracy Skills Observed: 


Adapt the use of sentence structures for effect; experiment with intonation and pace for effect; enunciate words from beginning to end distinctly; project the voice at varying volumes, remaining aware of whether everyone can hear; maintain natural eye contact, commanding attention from all; utilise posture to convey confidence; make varied facial expressions look natural; make varied hand gestures look natural; avoid gap fillers and critically listen to peers.