Sporting News!

On Tuesday 4th February Y3 children will be taking part in a cluster ‘Ball skills’ event at Presteigne, organised by Jody Owen, Sports Development Officer for the area.  Watch this space for feedback from the children and photos of the event!

On Thursday 6th February children in KS2 will have the opportunity to take part in the first cluster cross country meet of the year!  This time it will be held within the school day and Knighton are hosting the event over at Bryn Y Castell/Football club.  We look forward to lots of the children taking part!

Word Aware!

Word Aware- Teaching vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum!

Why Word aware?

Vocabulary levels are strong predictors of later literacy skills.

Without a good vocabulary, children struggle to understand what they are taught, to express how they feel, to manage social situations and resolve conflicts.

If a child is in the lowest 20% in vocabulary knowledge at age 5, and you want them to move to an average level within three years, they would have to learn 20 new words a day, every day, for each of those three years!