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Language Rich and Vocabulary

Our children need a language rich curriculum that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to enter the next stage of their education successfully. This includes the physical learning environment.


Aspects include:

  • Learning and using new vocabulary 
  • Curriculum progression for vocabulary 
  • Language rich classroom environment to include dual coding
  • A focus on reading to include daily reading to children
  • Using Imagination – putting new vocabulary into authentic situations through pretend play, role play.
  • Reading incentives across school
  • Elements of discussion
  • Teaching Spanish and language of the term 

Our curriculum inspires and engages our learners, expands their vocabulary and captures their imagination.


Aspects include:

  • Dual coding, signs and symbols
  • Long term plan for reading to include a wide variety of vocabulary
  • Aspirational vocabulary in texts for each year groups story time
  • Word mats in English lessons
  • Stems sentences
  • Key words and questions on display
  • New vocabulary that builds on each lesson with definitions shared
  • Opportunities for discussion – elements of discussion
  • Age appropriate vocabulary modelled to the children
  • BUSC - Boxing up success criteria
  • Spag lessons
  • Subject displays