Vocabulary size is a convenient proxy for a whole range of educational attainments and abilities- not just skill in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, but also general knowledge of science, history and the arts. A wealth of words, by E.D Hirsch Jr
Please open the file below to see our approach to the teaching of reading, speaking and listening, and writing at Magna Carta. Please note that in January 2020, all teaching staff had a day's training in the ethos and delivery of The Write Stuff, a scheme of work for the teaching and learning of writing. Due to this, teachers will veer off our agreed texts in order to use a text linked to the scheme. The new texts are of an equally high calibre. Following this, teachers will use the scheme of work and apply it to our agreed texts. Changes include:
- Reception will study the text, 'Ruby's Worry' by Tom Percival.