Thinking Talking Blogging


To access learning, to build relationships and to develop emotional understanding, children need to have words. Now, perhaps more than ever there is an awareness that for children to reach their potential, they need a well-developed vocabulary. For over 10 years the Word Aware approach has been helping teachers to […]

Vocabulary for every learner


Children and young people’s language development is important for their emotional development, behaviour and mental health. We often see problems starting between children and young people because of verbal misunderstandings and problems with managing their emotions. These can then escalate because they can’t negotiate or repair the miscommunication. Sometimes things […]

Why did we write Language for Behaviour and Emotions?






Supporting  children and young people with speech, language and communication needs returning to school after the COVID-19 lockdown It’s been a long, rather strange break, and many children will soon be heading back to schools which are now organised differently. Children, families and staff are all a little anxious. Children […]

Transition back to school




By Nicky Felton (SENCO and Literacy Co-ordinator) When reviewing progress within our school, we felt that many of our children had poor language skills and limited understanding of vocabulary. This was particularly evident when children moved into Key Stage 2 when it became clear that, although they could read and […]

Creating a Word Aware School