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In order to improve the diversity of our pupils vocabulary choices in written and spoken word, we plan opportunites for speaking and listening tasks from foundation to year 6.  Each year every pupil performs in a school play which helps develop confidence, articulation and intonation when speaking to an audience.  From Year 2 all pupils have vocabulary books in order to gather their own personal word list of vocabulary they can use to improve the quality of their writing in all curriculum areas.


At Newton Ferrers Primary, we aim to share our vision of high aspirations for all of our pupils through our high expectations across the wider curriculum; by setting these high expectations, our pupils are aware of the standards we expect in all lessons and learning opportunities.


We endeavour to ensure we provide our pupils with a 'language rich' environment; we do this with our encouragement to read both fiction and non-fiction texts either available in the school library or at home.  Within our classrooms, we explore ambitious vocabulary across the wider curriculum to ensure we acquire an understanding of tricky language across the wider curriculum.