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Ships of the Desert

May26

As part of our unit looking at organisms’ adaptations for desert survival, we are looking at how the adaptations camels evolved that help them survive in deserts of central Asia and the Middle East helped and hindered their survival when introduced to the deserts of Australia. Use this website- https://www.studyladder.com.au/learn/activity?id=3097 and this diagram: to help […]

Word of the week- week 7

May24

This week’s Word of the Week is… CLOIN I wonder what it means?- maybe you can tell me! Congratulations to last week’s winner , Shirley for her meanings for Slett: v. letting someone use something but then when they look away you hide it or slide it up your sleeve and say that it disappeared. […]

Word of the Week- week 6

May17

This week’s Word of the week is: SLETT Let’s see what interesting meanings you can dream up for it. A double meaning is last weeks winner from Adriana: v-it’s when you use SO much gel that you hair is all sticky and slimy, so when you have a shower, the hair falls of! n- it’s […]

Information texts

May16

This term as part of our science unit on Desert Survivors we will be looking at and creating information texts. To start this of we should look at the purpose and features of the 3 different types of information texts- expository (that teach you new information), persuasive (that tries to convince you of an opinion) […]

Word of the Week- week 5

May10

This week’s Word of the week is: SLUCN Let’s see what interesting meanings you can dream up for it. Congratulations to last week’s winner Anton: Prosk: N. A sweet that when you start to eat it it is sour but there is a liquid in the middle that’s really sweet

Tiered Vocabulary

May4

Words can be categorised into different tiers(levels) according to their use and level of complexity. The following diagram shows how the 3 tiers of vocabulary work. Create your own triangle (the top will have to be quite large)- label each part with the tier number and what the words are used for. Then have a […]

Word of the week-week 4

May4

This week’s Word of the week is: PROSK Let’s see what interesting meanings you can dream up for it. Congratulations to last week’s winners, Zara and Ruby: Thath: 1. v.  to stretch and work out and have faith in yourself.              2. n. a STATH’s (a pregnant female horse) supportive husband.

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contumely

Definition: A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.
Synonyms: insult,
revilement,
vilification,
abuse





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