How I love the word, amble, chosen by the Husky class today: it might be because just yesterday I ambled along for a few hours on a country walk in the beautiful sunshine in Sheffield. if you are ambling, or if you have ambled, or if you amble, it means that you are walking along in a leisurely, or easy manner: you are not rushing about, you are just taking your time and enjoying the walk…
My class chose the word prig or priggish from our book: The Railway Children. It is a bit of an old word (the book was written 110 years ago after all) and it means being a killjoy, someone who stops you from having fun basically. I really liked Giraffe’s word: flattery, which is when you are praising someone (when you don’t mean it) to try to get them to like you. I loved impertinent, which is a word that is being used less and less nowadays, but it means rude or insolent. From Mrs Gathercole’s class, we had envied, which is another great word which means (if you envy someone) that you want something that someone else has. Finally, magnificent from Panda class – and magnificent is when something is really, really good (the weather was magnificent yesterday…)
Authentic is our Word of the Week: it means that something is genuine or real. I think in these days when you can buy so many fakes – fake watches, fake DVDs, fake clothes and perfumes, it is a good thing to know that something is authentic…because then you know you have the real thing 🙂
I think that we have done very well with our Words of the Week this week: I loved the word reluctant which means unwilling or hesitant…imagine getting into a cold swimming pool – you want to be in but you know it will be freezing, so you will be reluctant to go in. Dedication is another excellent word: our teachers show dedication when they come into school in the holidays just to make the classes better for the children. If you have dedication or if you are dedicated it means you have sticking power and that you don’t give up because you are determined to do something. I love the word sophisticated as well – if you are sophisticated you have a good knowledge of the world…Finally, we have virtual which means two different things: it can mean ‘almost’ or increasingly it means something that doesn’t actually exist but is made to look as though it exists by computer software.
As I said in assembly, we have gone back to the blog this week instead of Word of the Week because we have Ofsted in on Tuesday. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills and they check that schools are doing well. They listen very carefully to what children and parents think about a school so this is your opportunity to say something, just as your parents have the chance to complete the Parent View survey, you can say something here. Don’t forget to wear your attendance sweatshirts if you have them.
So what do you have to say about Ivanhoe?