5 Words A Week

21st December 2017

Throughout the academy we are working hard to develop our  pupils’ knowledge and use of rich vocabulary.

With this in mind we have recently introduced a new vocabulary initiative ‘It’s Only words’.

Daily lessons will explore a systematic approach to the teaching and learning of vocabulary, developing an understanding of the meaning of selected words and how they can be applied within their spoken and written language. Lessons planned will provide children with practical ideas, strategies and activities for them to carry out.

As a result of this focus we will be changing the ‘How can I help my child….?’ part of our weekly newsletter. From the spring term each class section will have the 5 new words they are studying that week. Can you please support us by encouraging your child to share the meanings with you and put them into conversation.