We are reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo this half term in Y6.

When reading Chapter 4, the children discovered a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary. They spent a lesson identifying those words and then using the dictionary app on an iPad as well as dictionary books to find the definitions of words and then writing sentences of our own with them. The children also found antonyms and synonyms of each word.

In today’s world we know we can use technology to find a lot of information but we all recognised the importance of knowing how to use a dictionary book.

The children identified words such as ‘mellifluous‘, ‘impenetrable‘, ‘crescendo‘, ‘surreptitious‘.

We always want to improve on our vocabulary set and apply new words to our writing so we are looking forward to including such words in our future writing.



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