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Word of the Week

 

9th December

Word of the week - INQUISITIVE  

 

Meaning: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious.

 

Etymology:

from Late Latin inquisitivus "making inquiry, or to seek information'.

Quis means to seek in Latin. This can be found in:

acquisition, exquisite, inquisition.

 

Suffix: 

 

inquisitively, adverb

inquisitiveness, noun

2nd December 

Word of the week - SERENDIPITY 

Meaning a happy accident. Or when you find something valuable by chance.

Nature has created wonderful serendipity.

It comes from:

The old English tale in 1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of’.

Synonym- happy accident

Suffixes-

Serendipitous - a serendipitous event

 

25th November

Words of the week - DUSK and DAWN.

Dusk:
When it starts to get dark.

It comes from the old English ‘dosc’ which means to obscure.

Synonyms- sundown, sunset, twilight.

Dawn:
The first appearance of light.

It comes from the old English dauen which means to become day.

Synonyms: daybreak

 

18th November 

Word of the week - OMINOUS

Meaning: suggesting something unpleasant/ threatening or evil is going to happen.

The clouds looks ominous as they rolled over the  stormy sea.

Etymology- it comes from the Latin omen.

Synonym - menacing, threatening.

Suffix- ly

 

11th November

As it is anti bullying week, we thought this word would work well:

Word of the week - CONSIDERATE

Meaning to show careful thought or to take care not to harm others.

It comes from:
The Latin, consideratus - to look closely.

Suffix - ly
Prefix- in

Synonym - thoughtful, mindful
Antonym - inconsiderate

 

4th November 

Word of the week - MYRIAD

Meaning many things

Etymology:
It comes from the Greek murioi, meaning 10,000 or countless

Synonyms:
Countless, boundless, infinite

 

28th October 

Word of the week - ASTRONOMICALLY

 

Meaning - very large / immense. 

 

Its root word is astronomy.

Suffix - ical.

 

It comes from the old Greek astronomos. 

Astro = star 

Nomos = arranging

 

14th October
Word of the week - INTRIGUE

 

Meaning: If something, especially something strange, intrigues you, it interests you and you want to know more. 

 

It comes from:

 The Old french intriguer  - to trick
The Latin intrigare - to muddle

 

Suffixes - ed and ing

 

Synonyms - engross, captivate

Antonyms - bore

 

7th October 
Word of the week - PERPLEXED

 

Meaning to be completely baffled and confused. 

 

It comes from the Latin - perplexus. 

 

Per - meaning through

Plexus - meaning entangled 

 

So put them together you have to work 'through' 'entangled' thoughts when you are perplexed

 

30th September
Word of the week - AMBLE

 

Meaning to walk at a slow and relaxed pace.

 

Amble comes from:

Old French ambler meaning : go steady

 and 

Latin ambulare meaning : to take a walk

 

23rd September

Word of the week - PERSEVERANCE

 

When you keep on trying even though you may be finding it tricky.

 

Perseverance comes from the Latin persevereus.

 

‘Per’ meaning very

‘Severeus’ meaning strict.

 

Therefore you must be very strict with yourself to never give up

 

 

Noticeboard

Word of the week - INQUISITIVE

Meaning: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious.

Etymology: from the Late Latin inquisitivus 'making inquiry, or to seek information'.

Quis means to seek in Latin.  This can be found in:
acquisition, exquisite, inquisition

Suffix:

inquisitively, adverb
inquisitiveness, noun
 

Please remember that we are a no nut school. 

 

We would like to invite you to our Nursery & Reception open morning for September 2020 admissions

8th January 2020  -  between 9.00am and 11.30am  

Please call the school office on (01502) 574032 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

Applications for children starting Reception in September 2020 need to be submitted to Suffolk County Council by Wednesday 15th January 2020.  Please visit - www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions - for more information.