Curriculum Driver – Vocabulary
At Wath CofE Primary School, we have one driver which is exceptionally important to the development of the learners at our school and the aims of our curriculum. Our curriculum driver is vocabulary. We have chosen this driver as 90% of the words we know are learned through print. Also, vocabulary learned in particular topics supports comprehension relating to those topics. Knowledge of concepts is developed through our vocabulary focused curriculum in a range of subject areas. This is reinforced by the central part of reading in our curriculum through guided reading, reading practice, phonics and daily class story in every class. As well as this, children learn in vocabulary rich environments and access a range of texts in their classrooms which include fiction and a range of non-fiction. The video link explains further how teaching a broad curriculum supports the development of children’s vocabulary.