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