At Townfield Primary school, we value the importance of vocabulary by making it a priority in every lesson. As well as providing opportunities to explore vocabulary through talk and reading we plan for the explicit teaching of vocabulary within every lesson across the curriculum. At the start of every new topic, pupils are given lists of subject specific words for the front of their workbooks that they can refer to and make notes on. A similar list is also sent home so that parents can support their children. All pupils are exposed to new vocabulary daily, including those who have SEN and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. Vocabulary lists are adapted to cater for children with SEN and/or disabilities. Subject leaders have selected word lists for every topic; they build in complexity each year so that pupils can build upon their skills and knowledge. Vocabulary is revisited and refreshed to ensure that they become embedded.
To build pupil’s cultural capital, subject leaders have planned topics that are both locally and nationally relevant and important; the vocabulary lists chosen, reflect this diversity. Our core values: resilience, respect and responsibility are at the heart of all learning experiences.