Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Core Vocabulary at Forest Wood

We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to learn to communicate in a variety of ways, and so teach our Core Vocabulary as a key part of the curriculum. The documents below will explain what our Core Vocabulary is and the reason it is in place. You can download a set of Core Vocabulary to use with your child at home, including the symbols. You will find tutorial videos for each set of words, which demonstrate how to use the sign and how to support your child.

Our curriculum is then developed around core sets of words which provide opportunities to explore opposites, British Values and subject specific vocabulary. This document can also be found below. There are also some videos for you to enjoy of the children learning and experiencing this vocabulary in the setting.

Below are some examples of the videos we upload weekly into our Parents' Facebook Group to support communication development.

The video below is an example of a short attention task delivered through Attention Autism which supports the development of vocabulary for communication.