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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.



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

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

acquisition, exquisite, inquisition.




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


Serendipitous - a serendipitous event


25th November

Words of the week - DUSK and DAWN.

When it starts to get dark.

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

Synonyms- sundown, sunset, twilight.

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

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

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


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




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


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.