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Herringthorpe Infant School

Herringthorpe Infant School

Learning for Life

Herringthorpe Infant School

Talk Through Stories

Talk Through Stories is designed to extend and deepen children’s vocabulary so that they can understand the books they will be able to read for themselves.

How Talk Through Stories works

– In Story week, we help children to get to know the story really well: the plot, the characters, and their actions and motives. Children spend 20 minutes each day doing this.

– In Vocabulary week, we explore eight words from the story, specifically selected to develop children’s understanding of each word in the context of their everyday lives. The eight words selected for focus in each of the stories are called ‘Tier 2’ words. These are words that children are unlikely to hear in everyday conversation but are likely to come across in stories. Children spend 10 minutes every day on this.