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Infusing Rich Vocabulary into the Primary Curriculum

Develop a whole-school vocabulary spine based on ambitious, rich, academic language

Created and Led by
Chris Quigley
9.30-3.00 or equivalent
Online or in-person
Target Audience
Head Teachers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Deputy Heads, Senior Leaders, Curriculum Leaders, Subject Leaders, Senior & Middle Leaders, KS1 & 2 Teachers

Learn about:

  • The importance of vocabulary for academic success, employment and well-being
  • How to create a whole-school vocabulary spine
  • How to introduce new vocabulary to students
  • Activities to deepen students’ understanding of vocabulary.
  • Discover the pressing need to teach vocabulary
  • Learn how to create a whole-school vocabulary spine
  • learn how to best teach and deepen understanding of vocabulary

Why is this course relevant or important:

Researchers Law and Charlton from the University of Newcastle found that the wider and deeper one’s vocabulary:

  • The the better one’s reasoning and pragmatic skills become
  • The better one’s chances of academic success and economic well-being become
  • The greater the likelihood of better mental health and well-being.

This and other research form the basis for this evidence-informed course.

Advance your understanding of:

  • The research that shows the importance of vocabulary
  • The importance of a wide, rich curriculum to support vocabulary acquisition
  • The benefits of a whole-school vocabulary spine
  • Categories of words for the vocabulary spine
  • The importance of introducing Greek and Latin root words to even the youngest students.
  • Effective teaching methods to introduce vocabulary.

Take away:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the research into vocabulary acquisition
  • 10 approaches to create a whole-school vocabulary spine 
  • 23 activities to deepen understanding of vocabulary.

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