We have teamed up with Voice 21
to create a project to prepare pupils for their transition to secondary school and the next chapter of their educational journey. Pupils heading to Year 7 need growing confidence, strong language skills and the
ability to express themselves, to develop their thinking skills and to
This resource uses the moving and relevant environmental message of This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo to put oracy at the heart of transition: prompting high-quality discussion, developing skills such as questioning, clarifying and summarising, and building confidence in verbal presentation.
Through the resource we support you to:
- provide an explicit focus on oracy, with direct teaching of
talk skills through tasks
- offer pupils an opportunity to reflect on the power of oracy
- help pupils to evaluate their own levels of skill and
confidence in preparation for this significant next step in their educational journey
- provide opportunity for pupils to demonstrate and celebrate
the skills they have gained.