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Vocabulary's Coming Home!

Posted on 06-Jul-2018 11:26:55

It’s coming home - but what does it mean?

Now I don’t know about you, but when I’m sitting in my living room to catch the mid-match half-time chit-chat as part of my weekly World Cup fix (can you tell I’m not a big football fan?), I often find myself at a complete loss as to what it is they’re actually talking about. Harry Kane spent that first half keeping ‘deep’, that premeditated foul should have been ‘carded’, free kick this, offside that... and can someone please tell me what on Earth a 'lob' is?

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Topics: Vocabulary, National Events, tier 2 vocabulary, Vocabulary Curriculum, Academic vocabulary, curriculum, Word Gap, world cup

How To Design A Broad And Rich Vocabulary Curriculum

Posted on 04-May-2018 16:16:54

Ofsted. One of the many abbreviations that can shock a teacher with a sudden jolt of anxiety. Other contenders include GCSEs for secondary school teachers, and SATs for our primary friends out there. For the most part, the sense of pressure that comes along with each of these words revolves around the same thing: Ofsted’s accountability framework, which is weighted heavily towards exam results, performance tables, and inspections. In 2019, however, this framework is set to undergo some pretty significant changes. And if recent research and commentary by Ofsted is anything to go by, then there’s one thing that’s almost guaranteed to take priority: the curriculum.

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Topics: Vocabulary Curriculum, Ofsted, curriculum