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

Key Stage 2 WOW

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.