Vocabulary conference with Jean Gross: The wonder of words

Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:15 – 15:30

The term ‘word gap’ is typically used to refer to children in the Early Years or pupils starting in Reception with language development far below age related expectations, but we know that this issue affects a far wider range of children and not just those starting school.

This conference will be exploring the importance of addressing the word gap early but also to explore ways we can continue to develop children’s vocabulary throughout their education whatever their starting points. From the current work Babcock LDP have been carrying out, it is clear that it is never too late to start igniting children’s interest in words and helping them grow and develop a broad, varied and rich language knowledge that will underpin their learning.

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