Word of the Week

This term we are starting a new initiative to develop the vocabulary of our children through the ‘Word of the Week’ (WOW). Research has shown that the wider a child’s vocabulary the easier the child can access new learning.

Every week students will be introduced to a new word, which they will use in their written and verbal work during lessons and around the school.

Please help promote the use of the words at home with your children by talking about the word, its meaning and other similar words. 

As a result of our current school closure, as advised by the Government to try and tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, we have uploaded the PowerPoint presentations that are shared with the children in assembly when learning the Word of the Week. We hope that our parents and carers can use these presentations to teach their children the Word of the Week during their time out of school in order to achieve some regularity in their learning. Please find these presentations here:

Key Stage 1 WOW resources

Key Stage 2 WOW resources

Monday 29th June 2020
 
KS1 WOW:
Refrigerate
Meaning: To chill or preserve food or drink, typically by placing it in a refrigerator.
 
KS2 WOW:
Translucent
Meaning: Allowing some light to pass through.
 
Monday 15th June 2020
 
KS1 WOW:
Mystery
Meaning: Something that is difficult to understand and/or explain.
 
KS2 WOW:
Unprecedented
Meaning: Never known or done before.
 
Monday 8th June 2020
 
KS1 WOW:
Delicious
Meaning: Pleasant to taste.
 
KS2 WOW:
Vulnerable
Meaning: Exposed to the possibility of being harmed physically or emotionally.
 

Monday 1st June 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Fearless
Meaning: Showing a lack of fear.

KS2 WOW:
Indignant
Meaning: To be angered at being treated unfairly.

Monday 18th May 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Plunge
Meaning: To jump or dive quickly and energetically.

KS2 WOW:
Havoc
Meaning: To cause widespread destruction.

Monday 11th May 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Unfold
Meaning: To spread out from a folded position. / For information to gradually develop or be revealed.

KS2 WOW:
Profound
Meaning: A great or intense state.

Monday 4th May 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Float
Meaning: To rest or move on surface of a liquid without sinking. (verb) / A thing that is buoyant in water. (noun)

KS2 WOW:
Contemplate
Meaning: To think about or look at for a long time. Think deeply.

Monday 27th April 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Shiver
Meaning: to shake without control as a result of feeling cold, frightened or excited.

KS2 WOW:
Discombobulated
Meaning: to be confused and unable to think clearly.

Monday 20th April 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Acrobat
Meaning: an entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic tricks.

KS2 WOW:
Jubilant
Meaning: a feeling of great happiness.

Monday 30th March 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Recycle
Meaning: to convert waste into a reusable material.

KS2 WOW:
Capitulate
Meaning: to stop fighting an enemy and admit defeat.
 

Monday 23rd March 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Crumble
Meaning: to break or fall into small parts .

KS2 WOW:
Draconian
Meaning: a law that is excessively harsh and severe.

Monday 16th March 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Narrow
Meaning: small in width / limited in extent.

KS2 WOW:
Pandemic
Meaning: an outbreak of a disease across a whole country or the world.

Monday 9th March 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Wither
Meaning: to fall into decay or decline.

KS2 WOW:
Epiphany
Meaning: a moment of sudden and great revelation or realisation.

Monday 2nd March 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Shriek
Meaning: a high pitched scream.

KS2 WOW:
Flail
Meaning: to wave or swing wildly.

Monday 24th February 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Delay
Meaning: to make (someone or something) late or slow.

KS2 WOW:
Smuggle/Smuggler
Meaning: to move (something or someone) secretly, possibly illegally / A person who does this.

Monday 10th February 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Wobbly
Meaning: tending to move from side to side.

KS2 WOW:
Impede - ing - ed
Meaning: to delay or prevent by obstructing.

Monday 3rd February 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Warrior
Meaning: a brave or experienced soldier.

KS2 WOW:
Simultaneously
Meaning: at the same time.

Monday 27th January 2020

KS1 WOW:
Trudge
Meaning: to walk slowly, with a lot of effort and with heavy steps.

KS2 WOW:
Dwindle
Meaning: to become smaller in size or amount.

Monday 20th January 2020

KS1 WOW:
Reject
Meaning: to dismiss a person or thing as inadequate or faulty.

KS2 WOW:
Plethora
Meaning: to have an abundance or excess.

Monday 13th January 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Devour
Meaning: to eat quickly, hungrily.

KS2 WOW:
Relinquish
Meaning: voluntarily cease claim or give up control.

Monday 20th January 2020

KS1 WOW: 
Reject
Meaning: to dismiss a person or thing as inadequate or faulty.

KS2 WOW:
Plethora
Meaning: to have an abundance or excess.