Now that we are all back at school, pupils are being reminded of all the important oracy skills they need to use. This empowers them to become confident communicators. These skills include taking turns, leading discussions and taking on different roles such as instigator, builder, challenger, clarifier, prober or summariser. Year 5 demonstrated their skills using their thumbs to show that they have something to contribute to a discussion. They also used counters to ensure that everyone had their turn. This puts a limit on how many times they can speak in the discussion, so they learn to think carefully before sharing an idea with the group. It also helps to make sure everyone has an opportunity to contribute their ideas.