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KS2 Word of the Week 15/6/20 (Rhine)

We would love to see more of Rhine class using our new word this week, including commenting on the blog. 

Well done to Jamie and Niah for your winning sentences from last week. You both demonstrated a clear understanding of this new word and made other great word choices in your sentences too. Well done and look out for your certificates 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.

Use the list of activities below to learn our 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: 1) Serious thought or consideration. 2) The throwing back of light, heat and sound without absorbing it.

IN A SENTENCE: On reflection, she had       likely been hasty in her actions.                  A well defined reflection was cast upon the surface of the water.


  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?
  • Magdalene 4 years ago
    As I was admiring my amazing reflection in the mirror, I was doing my hair.
  • Magdalene 4 years ago
    I got told off for breaking the chair, so I sat there in shame, and reflected on my behaviour and how I made an impact on other people and things.
  • Niah 4 years ago
    After hours of trekking through the forested island, the two castaways finally reached a shimmering lake in the midst of a particularly jungle-like area, they glanced down to check their reflection and how they were looking but instead of a regular person to their horror they saw a pale, slim girl looking vaguely up at them before reaching out a ghostly hand and clasping it around their ankles, pulling them down into the depths of the now inky black lake...
  • Jamie kirk 4 years ago
    The greedy Dog chased his meat but the meat fell into the pond and the greedy dog saw his reflection. Every step closer the dog took to the meat so did his reflection. The greedy dog wanted the meat for himself so he jumped into the pond and lost his meat and was never greedy again.
  • Freya 4 years ago
    Reflection, through a magnifying glass; heat does not pass through but bounces back, though light does pass through.
  • Rowan 4 years ago
    My sentence is: As the water reflected the warming glow of the sinking sun, I saw the unseeable future flash before my eyes; it was blurry, but I could see a clear picture...
  • Rowan 4 years ago
    As the warm glow of the sinking sun glided over the water, the undeniable reflection of the future was visible it was a blurry picture, but I could see the clear picture...
  • Tonmy 4 years ago
    I look at my reflection on the screen when writing this.
  • Joseph 4 years ago
    As I trundled into the reflective maze I was anxious. I saw a reflection in the mirror though it wasn't mine. What is happening? I thought. I turned round and there was the same being. It jumped out at me and I never know if I'm going to wake up again….
  • Maxwell Carter 4 years ago
    As the two warriors trudged onwards through the inky depths of Tartarus; broken, black glass scythed their feet from under their noses, reducing their own toes to blood-stained stumps. At last they arrived at their sought after destination: the famed River of Fire. As one of the soldiers peered into the stream, his reflection looked back, its gaze only breaking away when the deafening roar of a Drakon shook the ground...

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