Word of the Week

​Exposing children to high quality language and broadening their experience of vocabulary is essential if we want our children to be able to comprehend new texts and understand unfamiliar words.

This year we are working really hard in school to widen and enrich our children’s vocabulary. This includes a weekly ‘word of the week’ where children are exposed to new, exciting language and encouraged to use this within their written work and in conversation around school.

Devour
(verb)

Eat with speed, hungrily.


Example: The book was finished, she had devoured it.

Synonym: Chomp, gobble, destroy

Antonym: Nibble, build.




Restrain
(verb)

Prevent someone from doing something.


Example: The pupils couldn't restrain their excitement.

Synonym: Prevent.

Antonym: Provoke.




There are many ways that you can support your child with this at home:

  • talk about the word with your child
  • model the word in everyday conversation
  • look for words with a similar meaning (synonyms) when reading together
  • find words with the opposite meaning (antonym) when reading together

Thank you for your continued support.