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AD ASTRA ACADEMY TRUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

 

HUB ONE, INNOVATION CENTRE, HARTLEPOOL TS25 5TG

 

WORD AWARE EYFS: Teaching Vocabulary in the early years.

 

Word Aware 2 is specifically for Early Years, and promotes vocabulary in a structured but flexible way that ensures everyone has a role to play, including parents.

 

Vocabulary is important the world over. The new curriculum specifically highlights the importance of vocabulary. Vocabulary is important from Early Years right through to secondary schooling as a result of the vast explosion of topic specific information.

 

Spoken vocabulary at 5 years impacts on reading comprehension at 15 years of age (Cunningham and Stanovich, 1997). Vocabulary relates to reading comprehension, but impacts equally on curriculum areas that require specific word knowledge such as mathematics and science.  Yet children from the poorest 20% are already a year behind with spoken vocabulary by 5 years of age (Roulstone, Law et al 2010). Without support these children fall further and further behind.

 

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students. This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy classroom practitioners to develop both spoken and written vocabulary. Course participants will have resources and ideas to apply immediately.

 

This course will be led by the nationally accredited trainers Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan, experienced Speech and Language therapists from Thinking Talking.

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd January 9am – 4pm

 

Delegates: Class teachers, Leaders in schools, Head Teachers, Heads of English departments, SENCOs, Higher Level Support Staff who could deliver this approach in schools.

 

Cost: The charges are as follows which includes lunch & the Word Aware Book (usually retailing at £46) for each school:

£50 – Employees from schools within Ad Astra Academy Trust

£120 – Delegates not employed within Ad Astra Academy Trust

 

Please return the completed form below to – jane.oliver@adastraacademytrust.com or contact 01429 874552

 

Click here to download the form to be completed

AD ASTRA ACADEMY TRUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

 

    HUB ONE, INNOVATION CENTRE, HARTLEPOOL TS25 5TG

 

WORD AWARE: Teaching Vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum

 

Well-developed vocabulary is required to:

*Understand concepts in subjects such as maths and science

*Develop reading comprehension

*Write expressively

*Succeed academically and in life

 

The new National Curriculum states: ‘Pupils’ acquisition and command of vocabulary are key to their learning and progress across the whole curriculum. Teachers should therefore develop vocabulary actively, building systematically on pupils’ current knowledge.’ This course guides participants through that systematic approach.

 

Spoken vocabulary at age 5 impacts on reading comprehension at 15 years of age. Yet children from the poorest 20% are already a year behind with spoken vocabulary by 5. There are many children in our classrooms who need support.  Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the approach is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language.

 

This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy classroom practitioners to develop both spoken and written vocabulary. Course participants will have resources and ideas to apply immediately.

 

This course will be led by the nationally accredited trainers Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan, experienced Speech and Language therapists from Thinking Talking.

Date: Monday 22nd January 9am – 4pm

 

Delegates: Leaders in schools, Heads of English departments, teachers or Higher Level Support Staff who could deliver this approach in schools.

 

Cost: The charges are as follows which includes lunch & the Word Aware Book (usually retailing at £46) for each school:

£50 – Employees from schools within Ad Astra Academy Trust

£120 – Delegates not employed within Ad Astra Academy Trust

 

Please return the completed form below to – jane.oliver@adastraacademytrust.com or contact 01429 874552

 

Click here to download the form to be completed