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Adding ‘ing’ to describe an action


Why is this important?
The present tense ‘ing’ is used following an action word to describe
something that is happening now (e.g. ‘boy running’, ‘girl hopping’).

This is important for the development of grammatical skills.

What to do
• Look at books together and talk about what people, animals, etc. are doing.
• Use phrases to help, e.g.

‘That boy is running, what about him, he’s …’
• Offer choices: ‘Is the boy running or walking?’
• If the child responds correctly, praise and repeat the sentence back, e.g.

‘Well done, the boy is walking.’
• If the child responds incorrectly (e.g. says ‘boy walk’), do the following:

Praise for trying.
Repeat the sentence emphasising the missed element

(e.g. ‘Boy walking. Can you tell me what the boy is doing?’).
• Talk about what toys are doing during play and give choices relating to the child’s play, e.g.

Child playing with cars: ‘Is the car driving or walking down the road?’
Child playing in home corner: ‘Is teddy sleeping or washing?’

  • Through our Christian school and ethos, we all aim to believe in ourselves, each other, our teachers, leaders and parents. With reflection and prayer, we trust in God that our prayers will be heard. We know that every child is a child of Jesus, treating everyone with respect and dignity that they deserve.

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
    Matthew 7:7


  • We aim to build our pupils’ and teachers’ confidence, delight in their teaching & learning and discipline in seeking wisdom; gaining the truth, knowledge, understanding and skills they will need in their everyday lives. We offer a broad and inspiring curriculum that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity and remembering of important knowledge. We teach and learn collaboratively leading to our pupils developing the life skills of learning.

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    Proverbs 2:6


  • We aim to be the best we can be. Whilst nurturing our pupils’ and staff, we encourage and drive them to aspire to achieve their hopes and dreams. We are honest in the fact that this will take hard work, perseverance and resilience.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Above all we aim to show compassion to ourselves and each other. By developing strong relationships and friendships we develop a true understanding of each other.

    ‘Love thy neighbour…’
    Luke 10:28


  • We are a family. We show compassion for all members of our community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. We strive to be ‘courageous advocates’ for our local, national and global community.

    There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Galatians 3:28



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