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When you’re at home, remember to use the ‘Vocabulary Strategies’ that you’ll have been taught at school to help you with your spelling and vocabulary work.



Hear the word.

See the word.

Say the word.

Put word into sentence. Say this.

Spell the word.

Explore synonyms and antonyms.

Create a ‘word aware’ diagram to explore the word further.

Here are some reminders about vocabulary that should help you with your vocabulary progression.

  • Structural words – a very small set of words that add structure to support meaning, e.g. determiners, prepositions and conjunctions
  • Pronouns – an extremely small set of words - his, hers, my, mine, yours, etc,
  • Prefixes and Suffixes, e.g, exploring how they change the root word.
  • Figurative language – e.g. similes, metaphor, idioms
  • Content words – the vast majority of words – e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs

  • Content - everyday words. The meaning of these words change in different contexts

  • Content - subject specific vocabulary / technical vocabulary


Prefixes - the most important prefixes to learn


Suffixes - the most important suffixes to learn


Vocabulary dictionaries


Word aware strategies