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Language and Vocabulary Development

Starting in Reception, we endeavour to ensure we provide our pupils with a 'language rich' environment and a range of opportunities. All staff have high expectations of all the children to be able to speak in full sentences, which are grammatically correct. Within our classrooms, we explore ambitious vocabulary across the curriculum to ensure we acquire an understanding of tier 2 and tier 3 vocabularies. Teachers carefully plan which new words they will be exploring, ensuring consistency across the year group. These new words are explored in context, to ensure that the children a have sound understanding of how to use them on a daily basis. Ambitious language is displayed on classroom working walls and in our main hall. Frequently, a new word is shared and explained in assembly in order to promote and encourage language curiosity. All the children are active Word Collectors and are encouraged and rewarded for finding new words in and out of school.