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KS2 Word of the Week 8.6.20 (Rhine)

Post your sentences below.

Well done to Maxwell for your winning sentence. Look out for your certificate in the post.

This term, we would like to help you carry on using new vocabulary at home, as we feel it is such an important part of your learning. Having lots of words in your word banks will not only help you when you are younger but when you are older too. Words do not simply fall from the sky and into our brains (wouldn’t that be brilliant though!), we have to learn new words and use them whenever we can.

This certainly doesn’t have to be a chore, because aren’t words absolutely wonderful? There are so many different words that we still haven’t learnt. Long words, short words, words that are tricky to say, words that can be used in lots of different ways. It is no secret that I love words and am learning new words every day, even as an adult.

This term, instead of recording an audio, I shall be setting a word of the week together with a list of activities for you to learn this new word. Maybe an adult could do the activities with you, or why don’t you become the teacher and use the activities to teach everyone else in your household?

Certificates for our weekly winners shall be sent in the post to those not at school. Happy word learning!


DEFINITION: marsupial is an animal such as a kangaroo or an opossum. Female marsupials carry their babies in a pouch on their stomach.

MY SENTENCE: The attentive marsupial protected her young from the approaching danger.



  1. Break the word into its syllables.
  2. Do you know what this word means?
  3. Read the definition above.
  4. Can you think of synonyms for this word (words with a similar meaning)?
  5. Can you think of antonyms for this word (words with the opposite meaning)?
  6. Can you think of any words that rhyme with this word?
  7. Use this word in a sentence. Who had the best sentence in your family?
  8. Draw a picture of this word.
  9. Say this word in different voices- queen’s voice, whisper, shout, sing, low, high, robot, Scooby-Doo, Donald Duck, teacher voice or make up your own!
  10. Use this word correctly as many times as you can this week- how about competing with your family and keeping a tally?
  • Niah 3 years ago
    As the kangaroo hopped out onto the road, a tattered jeep came flying round the bend at a ridiculous speed and it was a poignant moment as the marsupial knew its life was at an end.
  • Mrs Matthews 3 years ago
    Why are there so many marsupials in Australia? I wonder if anyone can answer my question and include word of the week.
  • Mrs Anderson 3 years ago
    A fantastic sentence Niah- I particularly like the word 'tattered'. That is a very thought provoking question, Mrs Matthews. Did you know Rhine class, there are are 334 species of marsupial in the world; 235 of them are found in Australia. A little extra maths question for the benefit of Mrs Matthews, can the fraction of marsupials found in Australia (235/334) be simplified? I look forward to reading some more sentences from Rhine class before the end of the week.
  • jamie kirk 3 years ago
    As the female Marsupial hopped around its Joey fell out of its tiny pouch.

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