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Sentence of the week

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By Ian Addison

Recently we have introduced a few new strategies to improve the vocabulary and the writing for the children we work with. Firstly, we started with “Word of the Week”. This is a different word that we would teach the children each week. Following an inset day, we discussed that words fitted into three groups.

  1. Words that they already know e.g. watch, house, quietly
  2. The bit to focus on – I’ll come back to this in a minute
  3. Words that they will probably only remember when in the zone and thinking about it e.g. photosynthesis, chunking

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