Pre Pos Ter Ous

  • Mrs Dyson
Absurd, ridiculous, against common sense. Pre – before. post – after. ous – full of, tending to be. Implies things have been reversed – as in BACK TO FRONT, TOPSY - TURVY, UPSIDE - DOWN, INSIDE - OUT. !SUO RET SOP ERP

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Su Per Cil I Ous

  • Mrs Dyson
Haughty, behaving as if superior to others. Super – Above. Cilium – Eyelid. Ous – By nature, full of. In Latin, a super cilium is an  eyebrow, so SUPERCILIOUS literally means ‘With a raised eyebrow’.

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St Mary's Reading - June 3

  • Miss Jones
Dear Pupils, To support you with your 30 minutes reading each day, this week I am sharing Reading Booklet 8with you. Reading Booklet 8 contains an extract from ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. As usual, there are some activities to complete once you have completed the reading task.

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Book Review: "Wonder" by R J Palacio

  • Mrs Williams
“After being home-schooled for four years, Auggie, who suffers from a severely deformed face, enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep School and does his best to be just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. The first few days of school are more than difficult. Try as he might to ignore them,

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Cam Paign Ing

  • Mrs Dyson
Working in an organised and specific way towards a particular goal. From Latin – campus – a field, an open space. In ancient and medieval times, armies would spend the winter in quarters, but as summer started, they would TAKE TO THE OPEN FIELD, training for and seeking battle. Link words:...

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Nau Se A

  • Mrs Dyson
A feeling of sickness, queasiness. The word NAUSEA comes from the Latin word NAUSEO – To feel sick, based on the Ancient Greek word – NAUS – A SHIP.  Clearly, even those great explorers and imperialists the Romans were not all great travellers.

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Book Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

  • Mrs Williams
Earlier in the Literary Canon blog, I wrote an article entitled “How to Choose a Book” and stated that one of the first things that we are drawn to is, not surprisingly, the book cover.  Well that was certainly the case with this book!  Messenger of Fear, written by Michael Gr...

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Pu Ri Fi Ca Tion

  • Mrs Dyson
The process of cleaning or becoming clean, especially in a spiritual sense.  Pur – pure, simple, clean. fy/fic – to make into, become. tion – act, process, result of something. Link words: Impure – Not pure. Purity – Free of contamination, the state of not being mixed with anything else...

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