The teaching of vocabulary and the acquisition of language is a school priority as we recognise that pupils’ acquisition and command of vocabulary are key to their learning and progress, across the curriculum. We know that vocabulary acquisition is vital to ensure a good level of development and growth both academically, socially and emotionally, and will increase pupil life-chances in later life.
Vocabulary forms a key part of all planning, teaching and learning. The recall, understanding and application of prior vocabulary acquisition as well as new vocabulary learnt, is at the heart of assessment for and of learning.
Teaches plan explicit lessons to explore and develop vocabulary as well as being a focus in all curriculum areas.
The learning environment is used to ensure vocabulary is celebrated and accessible, with visual cues to support children with any language, communication or interaction difficulties.