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NELI - Focus Words of the Topic

In school some of the children have been selected to take part in the NELI (Nuffield Early Language Intervention) programme. These children will learn new words and practise their speaking and listening skills in NELI sessions. This page will regularly be updated with vocabulary that has been introduced during each topic. These words can be reinforced at home for children in the NELI group, but also may be useful for all children to work on in Doves Class. Have fun! laugh

Below you will find the topic lists and corresponding vocabulary.

Each week we will highlight in red the words of the week.

We will also now be revisiting the letters and sounds - s, a, t.

Growing

seeds/sow

grow/stem

leaf/leaves

enough/not enough

how many?

petal

eat/drink

young

feed

lamb/calf

chicks/foal

spring/summer/autumn/winter

People Who Help Us

Family

my/mine

your/yours

Dentist/Check

Optician/Glasses

Pet

Loud/Quiet

His/Hers

Fire engine/Ambulance

Police car/Siren

Doctor/Vet

Healthy/Ill

Postman/Van

Envelope/Stamp

Firefighter/Police Officer

Help

We have also been working on constructing a story map and have focused on the vocabulary - who, where, when, what and feelings.

NEW TOPIC: Things we wear

We also work on the names/sequence of the days of the week regularly and have started to work on identifying in the environment - loud quiet

sleeve/collar

long/short

cardigan/pocket

button/zip

pyjamas/dressing gown

slippers

sleep

old/new

thick/thin

clothes

buy/make

boots

jacket

hang/wear

helmet

uniform

belt

match

Listening Games

You could play games like 'identify the instruments' or

'match the sound to the animal'.

Reinforcement Activity

Below you will find a simple activity that you can complete at home to reinforce the vocabulary that has been introduced during the topic of 'My Body'.

Simon says:

Play Simon says using the body part nouns they have been learning (listed below). Try to include verbs and adjectives where appropriate, e. g shake your wrists, shake your head, stamp your feet slowly, wriggle your fingers really fast. stick out your tongue, scratch your head, curl up small, make yourself big like a giant etc.

Make sure include all the body part nouns. Have fun!

Our First Topic is - MY BODY

The vocabulary that has been introduced is:

clean/dirty

wash/dry

body

head

small/big

bite/teeth

tongue/lick

scratch/stroke

rough/smooth

wrist

ankle

shake

fingers/thumbs

throw/catch

foot/feet

toe/toes

slow/fast

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