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Word of the Week 22/6/20 (Rhine)

What is a contraption?

Well done to Magdalene for your winning sentence. Look out for your certificate in the post!

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: a machine or device that appears strange and often badly made or unsafe.

MY SENTENCE: Without any prior warning, the contraption sprung to life before his very eyes.


  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?
  • Rowan 4 years ago
    His contraption was big, it was bold, it was perfect! But as he went to the old, tumbledown barn at the end of his field, he noticed a stream of bellowing smoke at the spiked top of the barn. As he approached the door to in to investigate, his contraption which was really meant for cleaning and entertainment, it said: “Hello there laddy, what brings you here today?” He fainted in amazement at the sight of his machine working so well, he never awoke again….
  • Jamie Kirk 4 years ago
    I made my very own contraption for my door so that I don't have to open it.
  • Jamie K 4 years ago
    1. I made my very own contraption for my door so that I don't have to open it. 2. In Minecraft I made my very own working redstone contraption though it took a long time to make it work.
  • Freya 4 years ago
    My ever-pleasing contraption- the Apple Picker 2000- loves to eat rotten apples, so grabs the off the floor even though the brown apples clogged it up, time to move on to Apple Grabber 3000
  • Niah 4 years ago
    Doc’s one of kind Dalorion time machine was a contraption that the world of 1985 had never seen before, neither had Marty until he was running away from the Libyan’s 4by4 jeep.

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