Purpose of Study/Rationale
Opportunities for teachers to enhance pupils’ vocabulary arise naturally from their reading and writing. As vocabulary increases, teachers should show pupils how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use figurative language. They should also teach pupils how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning.
Throughout the programmes of study, teachers should teach pupils the vocabulary they need to discuss their reading, writing and spoken language. It is important that pupils learn the correct grammatical terms in English and that these terms are integrated within teaching.
At Crossacres Primary Academy, we use the Nelson Scheme of Work to ensure that all of our pupils have a complete and robust education of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. The scheme is for children in Years One to Year Six. All children complete Grammar and Spelling work in separate books. Using the Nelson scheme and the Expectations from the National Curriculum 2014, we have devised long term and medium term plans for Grammar and Spelling. These are below: