Va Ca Tion

  • Mrs Dyson
A holiday, especially between school or college terms. Originally it referred to the students and staff emptying out of the school or college buildings between terms. Vacans – empty (Latin). ate – to make into, become, put into action. tion – act, process, result of. We decided to re-visit...

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I Den Ti Fy

  • Mrs Dyson
To find out, recognise or show the characteristics of something or someone. Idem – the same (Latin). ity – state of. fy – to make into, become, put into action. Link words: Identity, Identical. Identifying something involves recognising features that are always the SAME. Identifying...

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Re Vi Sion

  • Mrs Dyson
The act or result of looking at something again, such as subject notes in preparation for an exam. A revision can also mean making a change to something, i.e. ‘we revised our trip itinerary when snow was forecast’. Re – again, back. vis – seeing (vid). sion – act, process, result of...

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St Mary's Reading - July 2 Update

  • Miss Jones
Dear pupils, This is your final reading booklet of the academic year. This week you should spend your 30 minutes reading time each day working through Reading Booklet 12. Reading Booklet 12 is an extract from ‘Jaws’, a novel written by Peter Benchley. It tells the story of a great...

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Com Pare

  • Mrs Dyson
To look at two or more things closely in order to see what is similar or different about them, or in order to decide which one is better.  Co/com – together, with, altogether. par – equal. Link words: Incomparable, disparage, disparity, nonpareil.

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The National Literacy Trust

  • Mrs Williams
The National Literacy Trust is supporting the very first Reading Together Day on 16 July, which invites children and families across the UK to take part in a celebration of the magical world of stories and the power of shared reading. The aim of the day is to bring families, friends, schools...

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Con Tro Ver Sial

  • Mrs Dyson
An issue about which people tend to have strong, opposing views.  Contro – against (like contra: contrast, contradiction). versus – turned either towards or against (like conversation, reverse, adversity,  university, versatile).

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