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Dogsthorpe Academy



At Dogsthorpe Academy we believe that children should be inspired by new vocabulary and have the opportunities to be exposed to new words on a daily basis. Words are fantastic and the foundation of everything we teach. It is important that children are exposed to a wide range of words across a range of topics. Lots of research show that vocabulary can be split into 3 tiers. 

  • Tier 1 - Everyday words that we use in communication. These words seldom need any direct teaching and are learned through conversation. E.g happy, sad, hungry, scared, run, play etc 

  • Tier 2 - Words found in many content areas. They are high frequency words that need some amount of teaching across the curriculum. E.g hilarious, endure, arrange,  

  • Tier 3 - Subject specific words that only appear in specific topics. E.g tundra, composition, algebraic 

Vocabulary Ninja Games can be found here