English: Vocabulary and Oracy
Our teaching of English includes phonics, reading, writing, handwriting and EGPS (English, punctuation, grammar and spelling). Please find here the primary national curriculum for English:
Opportunities for oracy are appropriately woven into all aspects of the curriculum, from quick bursts of discussion with talk partners to larger-scale presentations and debates. Children are encouraged to use sentence stems and speak in full sentences, using an appropriate register, across a variety of subjects.
We are excited to begin our work with NELI – the Nuffield Early Language Intervention – later this year. This intervention is proven to accelerate the progress of children in the Early Years who need further support developing their spoken language. Several of our English and Early Years staff will receive training on this programme this year to implement the intervention during the Spring term.
Every class has a vocabulary wall that is updated frequently. Words are collected from reading lessons, the class reader and from across the curriculum. They are displayed simply with definitions and examples, and referred to regularly at the start of reading lessons and class reader sessions. Long-term planning in each subject highlights the vocabulary children need to learn in that unit. This vocabulary is frequently checked in lessons and may also go home on a subject knowledge organiser.
For further information about our English curriculum, please speak to Mr Lund.
Our governors with responsibility for English are Zesh Khan and Colleen Jackson.