A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
Blog posts for: Vocabulary
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From modal verbs to pure sounds.
Find out how using dictionaries and thesauruses can expand your child’s vocabulary and help them enjoy learning.
Students with a limited vocabulary – or word gap – struggle to understand what is being taught at school. Find out how you can help your child at home.
Headteacher Tracey Smith shares her ideas for fun and easy games you can play to build your child’s vocabulary and boost their confidence with words.
One of the most valuable skills we can give our children is the ability to communicate well. Read top tips on how to develop communication skills.
A rich vocabulary allows a child to enjoy their reading, to express themselves and to learn about the world. James Clements offers tips on how to help your child’s vocabulary develop.
A recent report highlights the link between children’s early language skills and their life chances. We look at simple everyday activities to boost your child’s communication, language and reading skills.
A series of picture books created by the language experts at Oxford University Press to introduce young children to the words they need to make sense of their feelings.
Reading for pleasure is so important in developing vocabulary. Use these ideas to inspire your child to keep on reading as they get older.
Whatever the weather this Christmas, you’ll find an activity here to suit your child. Wrap up warm and go out for a winter scavenger hunt, or stay inside and play party games with our range of festive activity ideas.
This little hardback picture book creates a moment to focus on Bravery. It introduces words to talk about feelings with confidence and in a way that feels good.
This little hardback picture book creates a moment to focus on Kindness. It introduces words to talk about feelings with confidence and in a way that feels good.
Draw a picture of a murderful giant and label its body parts – from its foulsome teeth to its thirstbloody eyes…
Learn about etymology by guessing which words come from which origins.
Circle the names of all the extra-usual creatures from Roald Dahl’s stories.
Can you spot the odd one out in these lists of related words?
Can you invent your own extra-usual tree, plant or flower?
The BFG has a surplus of snozzcumbers! Can you create a new recipe to help him use them up?
Can you fill in each of the blanks with a synonym of ‘said’?
Can you predict the weather for Willy Wonka and write a forecast?
Answers to the Roald Dahl Thesaurus activity sheets.
Find all the gobblefunk words in this Roald Dahl crossword.
Choose the correct word to match each of the descriptions.
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