Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

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KS2 Word of the Week 18.5.20 (Amazon)

Week 5 of our vocabulary mission.

Congratulations to last week's KS2 winning sentences written by Mya and Maggie. Look out for your prizes in the post :)

I hope you enjoyed last week's word of the week audio clip and have been trying your best to use last week's word in lots of different ways to impress those around you with your growing vocabulary. 

This week is an audio clip for you to listen to (at the bottom of this blog) and is slightly different to previous weeks! This audio clip works best on a laptop or desktop computer. If you have difficulties opening on an iPad, please try a laptop or desktop if possible. Try opening in a new browser if you are having difficulties.  This week I have also included the audio script as an attachment below if you struggle to access the audio. Once you have taken part in the clip, see your challenges below. 

Here are the resources you will need to see whilst listening to the audio:

Karl the apprentice nodded his thanks and went to sit by himself in the corner. His expression was dark and gloomy.

Different Challenges for this week

Challenge 1:  Your challenge this week is to find other words that have the same meaning as dark and gloomy. From the words that you find, choose your favourite word or words and write them in a sentence on the class blog to describe a character. You could use the character, Karl from Clockwork to write your sentence about, or it could be any other person or character.

A winning sentence shall be chosen at the end of the week. Good luck!

Challenge 2:  Whilst listening to the passage from ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman, did you note down any words that maybe you haven’t heard before or liked the sound of?

If you did, I’d like you to find out about this word. What does it mean? Why did the author choose this word? Can you use it in a sentence too? When you have done this, write a comment on the blog to tell everyone the word you chose and what you found out. You could use this template to post your comment:

Word I chose:

What is means:

In a sentence:


Happy word learning!

Mrs Anderson 

  • Elliot 4 years ago
    Jeffrey was slouching in the corner of a large drawing room in a moth-eaten chair and he looked dreary and unilluminated.
  • Eli 4 years ago
    The dismal, gloomy witch that lived by the murky swamp with dreary trees, waiting for the dark night.
  • Aaston 4 years ago
    After failing to locate Jem, detectives Eddie and James were left feeling sombre and downcast.
  • Aaston 4 years ago
    Word I chose: Apprentice What it means: someone who is learning g a trade from a professional In a sentence: Before Tom became a qualified plumber he was an apprentice

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