Extending kids' vocabulary can be brilliant fun!

Date published: 03 March 2020

Alexandra Park Primary School in Oldham staged its first, hugely successful, Vocabulary Parade.

Staff came up with the idea of hosting a Vocabulary Parade in a bid to extend the vocabulary of the children, and also to challenge their creative abilities.

Children and staff went to school dressed as interesting words and took part in a poetry workshop with Ian Bland, a popular children’s poet.

The whole day was an overwhelming success with vibrant costume, and some fantastic poetry heard!

Samantha Nicholson-Hickling, PSHE leader and assembly co-ordinator, said: "This fantastic event was organised by our amazing English team.

“It was an opportunity for the children to show off their vocabulary understanding, but also gave them a chance to learn new words.

“It is important for our pupils to extend their vocabulary, to really enhance their overall learning experience.

“Our children leave us having had a wonderful variety of experiences, and each one of these experiences push them to be the best they can be.

“I can't wait for next year to see what the children come up with.”

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