Menu
arrow-down language newsletter parents award curriculum prospectus children online-payment key-info about-us news-and-events pause search play
School Logo School Logo

Welcome to

Sea View Primary School

Reaching new horizons

Search

Translate

Oracy at Sea View

The purpose of Oracy

The national curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing. Teachers should therefore ensure the continual development of pupils’ confidence and competence in spoken language and listening skills. Pupils should develop a capacity to explain their understanding of books and other reading, and to prepare their ideas before they write. They must be assisted in making their thinking clear to themselves as well as to others, and teachers should ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions. Pupils should also be taught to understand and use the conventions for discussion and debate.

All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.

2023 - 2024

Nursery

We played 'Hurrah-Boo' and talked to our friends about which things made us feel sad and which made us feel happy. We chose the appropriate faces and said "Hurrah" for the happy things and "Boo" for sad things. Some of the things that made us happy were, "making princess cupcakes with Mam", "playing with dinosaurs" and, "when Mam picks me up from school."

On Valentine's Day we drew pictures of the special people in our lives. Then we passed around the heart and told our friends what made them special... "I love my Mam, she always kisses and cuddles me", "I love my Mammy and Daddy, he's my friend", "I love Daddy, he tickles me", "I love my family because Mam makes me dinner", "I love Dad, he's my best friend", "I love Mam she gives me hugs", "I love Mam, she buys me lovely toys".

Reception

Year 1

Wild Debate!

Whilst reading Wild, we read to the point of the story where the little girl was taken out of the forest. We asked the children if they agreed with the men taking the girl out of the forest.

 

We then had a class debate, where the children listened carefully to each other and decided whether they were for or against the men taking the girl. The children listened carefully to their peers and responded with thoughtful responses.   

We have been reading The Rainbow Fish in our English lessons. As part of this topic, we have written in the role of different characters, including the Little Blue Fish after the Rainbow Fish had upset him.

 

We discussed vocabulary and different ways to express emotions through language.

Year 2

The Great of London!!!

 

In Year 2 we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. At the start of our topic we wanted to know more about the Great Fire of London so we became reporters and asked questions about the events we might want to research.  We worked in pairs taking turns to ask our questions to each other and shared our ideas as part of the wider class.  We then took to our research, finding out everything we could about the events that lead to the fatal fire.  Finally we explored the features of a newspaper and extended our vocabulary to include subject specific language in our reports.  Once they were ready we performed them using a green screen to transport us to the BBC newsroom!  Follow the QR links to have a look!

Year 3

During the exploration of our quality text, Leon and the Place Between, we created scrips for the characters of the three jugglers. We enjoyed performing our scripts to the class!

Year 4

As part of our learning about Edward Tulane, we wrote thought bubbles in role as a character and recited them for your enjoyment!

Year 5

Visit from our Local MP!

Today we had an important visitor in school, our local MP, Emma Lewell-Buck. We held our very own Prime's Minister's Debate in which we discovered what life is like for an MP. We also were given the opportunity to express our pupil voice by asking a range of probing questions and taking part in debating both global and local issues. These ranged from deforestation in Brazil, the cost of living crisis, the war in the Ukraine to local issues such as the number of litter bins in South Shields and the number of homeless people living in South Shields.

These are some of the questions we asked:

What is the council doing to support the homeless living in South Shields?

What would Emma do if she was Prime Minister?

What can be done to help families during the cost of living crisis?

What does Emma think about the deforestation of the Amazonian rainforest?

Does Emma agree that there should be more litter bins in South Tyneside?

What is the council doing to stop climate change?

Does Emma think it is right to provide weapons to be used in the Ukraine war?

 

Year 6

We had a discussion in class on whether Stanley should have escaped in order to find Zero. We then took part in a conscience alley to see who would be the most convincing side. 

2022-2023

Nursery

We use props and toys at story time and singing time to help encourage different speaking skills in order to help with the development of spoken language.

Five Little Elves | Christmas Song For Kids | Super Simple Songs

Get the Super Simple App! ► https://bit.ly/2W4dIsY 🎅🏾 🎄 Practice counting down from 5 to 1 with the five little elves as they go out for a ride with Santa on his sleigh. 🎶 Five little elves went out one day. And hopped up into Santa's sleigh.

We have learned the words to some new Festive counting songs

We found an egg in the Nursery garden

We brought the egg in the classroom. We carefully opened the egg to find a baby Dragon inside. We passed the dragon around the children. We asked the children what would they do if a dragon came to their house? 

If a dragon came to my house :-

Isla -Rose said " I would feed him bugs and flowers."

Carter said "I would feed him biscuits and go to the play area."

Jayden said "I would show him how to play with his toys."

Isaac said "I would show him his brother."

Elijah said "I would take him to the beach."

Travis said "I feed him the flowers."

Jasper's Beanstalk

 

The role play area in nursery is regularly refreshed to encourage the children's imagination. Linked to our current topic and the book, Jasper's Beanstalk, the children decided on a market role play where they requested items from their shopping list, took on roles as shopkeeper and customer and purchased items at the till.

Reception

We have been learning facts about tigers linked to our story ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’. 

Tiger Facts

Still image for this video

.

Still image for this video

We have been learning to ask and respond to questions and interact with our friends about our family tree. 

trim.19298D3F-78B2-42ED-BDDB-C48A1B1E360A.MOV

Still image for this video

trim.922816C5-10D9-4B33-847D-3B8712E63356.MOV

Still image for this video

We talked about our favourite vegetables and each had a turn at choosing our personal favourite to make a class pictogram. We are building our confidence to contribute our ideas in a whole class discussion time. We are also learning to ask questions such as; Which vegetable is the most popular? and answer questions such as 7 children like carrots.

Year 1

The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading Wild by Emily Hughes this half term. They were able to retell the story confidently. 

Year 2

The Great Fire of London

We are currently exploring The Great Fire of London as a stimulus for our writing this half term.  We have explored example texts to unpick the features and use of language and even watched news reporters to see how they use their expressive voices to convey meaning.  

 

We took the role of historical reporters and practised using our voices to show importance and make an impact with listeners.

In Year 2 we have been practicing recalling the events of the Great Fire of London with confidence and expression.

Still image for this video

IMG_1380.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7920.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7918.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7921.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7926.MOV

Still image for this video

Year 3

The Great Kapok Tree

We took part in a debate after reading the start of the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'  where we discussed the big question 'Should the man cut the tree down?'  We all had different ideas and opinions and we were able to give reasons for our thoughts.  After we had the debate we formed an conscience alley to try and persuade others who culd not make up their mind to join us.

Hocus Pocus! We have been learning a varity of spells in our class. This week we focussed on 'The Witch's Brew'. We each took a part in our small group to learn the spell to be able to recite it to our friends in class.

Leon and the Place Between

Still image for this video
We have been writing scripts as performers in the circus. We practiced and performed our scripts for out classmates.

Video 2022-09-28 12.02.03 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Video 2022-09-28 12.03.23 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Video 2022-09-28 12.05.33 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Video 2022-09-28 12.07.01 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Video 2022-09-28 12.08.26 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Video 2022-09-28 12.12.08 pm.mov

Still image for this video

Year 4

We discussed the video clip, 'Words', by the Philosophy Man. In this video, the two characters, Spots and Stripes were discussing their opinions on new words. After watching the video we chose which character we agreed with and stood at different sides of the classroom. We then discussed our reasons why we thought the character was correct and formed a class debate.

We wrote our own persuasive adverts for the shoes we designed, and performed them using the green screen. 

We used hot seating to explore the characters thoughts and feelings in a scene from Edward Tulane. We thought of questions to ask and we went into role as Edward to answer them. We also created freeze frames from a scene from the story.

Year 5

The Explorer.

Inspired by a chapter entitled "Fire", in which the children create fire in order to survive, we used personification to compose and perform our own poems , bringing the fire to life!

My Movie 1.mov

Still image for this video

My Movie 3.mov

Still image for this video

My Movie 11.mov

Still image for this video

My Movie 8.mov

Still image for this video

The Night Bus Hero.

Inspired by the issues of homelessness addressed in the novel, "The Night Bus Hero", we used drama to recreate Prime Ministers Question Time. As representatives of the government and the opposition we had a heated parliamentary debate challenging the government to address the issue of homelessness.

Untitled (7).mp4

Still image for this video

Votes for Women!

As part of our Women in History topic we wrote and performed powerful and emotive speeches as Suffragettes campaigning for the right to vote.

Vinnie.mov

Still image for this video

Harry.mp4

Still image for this video

Aaliyah

Still image for this video

Year 6

The Boy at the Back of the Class


The children discussed their thoughts on the emergency plan and whether it was the right choice to approach the Queen’s cards.

trim.6370B4D0-9A53-4DC4-9515-0A9478802BAE.MOV

Still image for this video

trim.ABFB3A2D-292D-42C2-9883-CEC626A00E30.MOV

Still image for this video

2021-2022

Nursery

Storytelling Supertato

Handa's suprise

Reception

Role Play and Imaginative Play

 

In Reception, our role play area provides us with lots of opportunities to engage in imaginative play, including imaginative language. We can use our own experiences to enhance our use of language and then build greater vocabulary through new role play situations. 

What’s in the box?

 

Today a special parcel arrived at our classroom. We shared our ideas about what might be inside, and what we would like to find inside!

We love using the puppets in our imaginative play! We used the puppets to retell our favourite stories to our friends!

Year One

While reading our story Wild by Emily Hughes we came across a big question - should the little girl be allowed to live in the woods? She has lived in the woods all her life and grown up with the animals as her family but should she learn to live as a human in the town where there are adults to look after her? 

We used our debating skills to convince our classmates to come to the yes, no and maybe table - which would you choose?

We thought YES she should be allowed to live in the wild.

Still image for this video

We thought MAYBE she should be allowed to live in the wild but MAYBE she should stay in the town.

Still image for this video

We thought NO she should not be allowed to live in the wild.

Still image for this video

Year Two

News Report on the Great Fire of London:

We loved learning about the Great Fire of London and even took the role as journalists in our own broadcast following the deadly events as they unfolded in 1666.  

 

We wrote and edited our own news reports and then performed in our very impressive Sea View News Room.  Take a look...

IMG_1841.mov

Still image for this video

80727A3E-C1CE-4255-BD05-B5AB42A449BA.mov

Still image for this video

IMG_1842.mov

Still image for this video

1259B32E-A822-4F2C-891F-4CDC92EE8D9A.mov

Still image for this video

Year Three

Developing our English skills

Within our quality text (Robin Hood) this term, parts of the story are told through speech bubbles. We learned how to change the speech bubbles into direct speech using the correct punctuation.  To do this, we practiced the skill first by working with our partners to say what we thought the characters in a set of photographs were saying to each other and then converting that speech into written direct speech.

trim.7EF20530-F557-48DB-95DA-5B9185890591.MOV

Still image for this video

Debating the question; Is Robin Hood an outlaw or a hero?

Year Four

In year 4 we love performing and in our first class book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane we wrote speeches. These were persuasive speeches to entice passers by to come and watch Edward's show.

Year Five

Last Transmission Home.

After commanding a failed mission to Mars we found ourselves stranded on the Red Planet. With vital supplies running low we are now left with no other choice but to send a last transmission home in the hope that someone will rescue us. After studying examples of speeches, we drafted and wrote our own. We then used a green screen to perform our last transmissions home.

Willow.mp4

Still image for this video

James.mp4

Still image for this video

Emre.mp4

Still image for this video

Hope.mp4

Still image for this video

Year Six

We took part in Hot Seating, where one person took on the Role of Macbeth answering questions on the witches’ prophecies as well as his thoughts and feelings based on this. 

Attendance

  • Reception 92.45
  • Year 1 93.05
  • Year 2 92.97
  • Year 3 94.34
  • Year 4 93.01
  • Year 5 94.75
  • Year 6 91.90
  • Whole School:

    0

Contact Us

Sea View Primary, Horsley Hill Community Campus,

Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

Telephone: 0191 4274343

E-mail: info@seaview.s-tyneside.sch.uk

View us on Google Maps
Top