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Linking sentences using ‘because’

Why is this important?
‘Because’ is one of a range of words used to expand sentences by adding
information, and in this case, justifying ideas/thoughts/decisions. By using
words like ‘because’ (e.g. ‘then’, ‘after’, ‘that’) children are able to expand
their grammatical skills too.

What to do
• Gather some things together, show them to the child and then put them in a bag.
Ask the child to delve into the bag and guess what he/she can feel. Encourage the child to say why he/she thinks it’s the car/cup, etc.

‘I think it’s a car because it’s got wheels.’
‘I think it’s a cup because it’s got a handle.’
• If the child starts the sentence with ‘because’, prompt him/her to use the first part by starting it for him/her:

Child puts hand in bag and knows it’s a cup.
Child: ‘Cup.’
Adult pauses to wait for further explanation. No response so asks ‘Why do you
think it’s a cup?’

Child: ‘Because it’s got a handle.’
Adult models first part of sentence (e.g. ‘I think it’s a cup … [pauses]’).
Child completes sentence ‘… a cup because its got a handle.’
• Set up some simple scenes which will work with ‘why … because’ structures:

‘Why are we running? … Because we want to catch the bus.’
‘Why are we putting on coats? … Because it’s cold.’

  • 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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