Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy


Oracy assemblies

We held two public speaking assemblies during the second half of the Autumn term. The children in years one to four had a topic to discuss. As a class they discussed the for and against for their chosen topic. The children then volunteered to speak in assembly. As a class the children discussed how they would speak in public successfully: use a clear voice, speak in standard English, make eye contact with the audience and speak at a steady pace.

 In years five and six, the children prepared a debate. They constricted their arguments in a balanced  and ordered manner so brought the argument to the school to decide. 

 All the children spoke brilliantly with such confidence and control. We look forward to doing this again in the summer term.