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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Progression: Useful Words

Click on the sub-link below to find an alphabetical, age appropriate list of useful words which will be explored in different tenses and word classes during Year 1.

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Vocabulary Progression: Idioms

An idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative or non-literal meaning to the phrase.  Eg. "Piece of cake" is an expression for something that is very easy.  The idioms we will focus on in Year 1 are:

Idioms

Meaning

Easy peasyVery easy.
Under the weatherFeel poorly/ill.
Call namesInsult someone.
Can’t believe your eyes/earsVery excited/surprised/annoyed by something.
Have a sweet toothSomeone who likes sweet things.
Piece of cakeSomething that is very easy.
Tall storySomething hard to believe.

 

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Vocabulary Progression: Common Prefixes and Suffixes.

As seen in our Grammar page a suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word and changes the word's meaning.  A prefix does exactly the same however, the letter or group of letters are added to the beginning of the word. 

To progress our vocabulary we need to understand why each one is used so what is the meaning of each prefix/ suffix.  The prefix and suffixes we will work to be successful at understanding in Year 1 are:

Prefix

Suffixes

Meaning:

not/opposite

Meaning:

more than one

Meaning:

in the past

Meaning:

characterised by/

act in that way

 

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Vocabulary Progression: Word Maps

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