As a school, we are aligned with the aims of English in the National Curriculum – to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong understanding of both spoken and written language – and to develop children’s love of literature through promoting a widespread love of reading for enjoyment.

We have therefore invested in Bedrock Vocabulary. This is a vocabulary curriculum which teaches vocabulary explicitly, whilst encouraging reading. We teach students the academic vocabulary they need to succeed in school.

There is a direct link between a pupil’s vocabulary size and their academic achievement. Narrow vocabularies affect pupils’ grades. Helping students to improve and widen their academic vocabularies is essential if standards and outcomes are to improve.

Pupils discover the words in a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, which makes Bedrock much more than a vocabulary improvement tool – it guarantees your students read language rich texts regularly.

Every word is assessed. Word level data provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the words individuals; classes; year groups or even the whole school, still need to learn.

Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and each block takes one academic year.

Once the children are confident with how to use Bedrock, we shall send out a letter explaining how children can log into their account at home, and how you can support your child to expand their vocabulary, further details about the scheme will be sent home at this point.

Should you have any questions, about the scheme or how you can support your child improve their vocabulary, please see your child’s class teacher at the end of the school day.

If you want to find out more about Bedrock learning, please use this link which will take you to their website

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