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 Head's Pick of The Week





Word


Word Class


Meaning


Example


 potentially   


adverb


something that could happen or might be true


She is potentially going to the beach at the weekend, depending on the weather.




Idiom


Meaning


Example


biting off more than you can chew


trying to do something that is too difficult


I bit off more than I could chew when I agred to run the maraethon.



Previous picks of the week(idioms):

have a bee in your bonnet​

at the dop of a hat​

Previous picks of the week (words):

compassionate​​

crabby​




Find some interesting words or idioms in your reading and research their meaning


OR


Click the Kiddle image below to  research some idioms.

 Fill in the form available from the school office and see if it makes it to the school display 

or this website page.


            

  



Can you 'ninja' your new words and phrases into your writing or when you are talking to others?


Name/Class

Idiom

Meaning

Example

 Charler H

 heart of gold

really nice 

My sister has a heart of gold becaue she cleaned my room 

 Albert B - 5M

as cool as a cucumber 

someone who doesn't worry that much 

She's as cool a a cucumber 

Elliot H-6W 

the devil makes work for idle hands 

avoiding work. Lazy people can easily get into trouble 

Idle hands are a devil's workshop (quoted from 'Birthday boy' by David Baddiel 

Isabella B 

It's all gone pear shaped 

It's all gone wrong. 

My maths all went pear shaped. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Name/Class

 

Word

Word

Class

Meaning

Example

 Albert B - 5M

enigma 

noun 

something or someone that is hard to explain or is mysterious 

Don't you think he was such an enigma?  

 Finley L -5A

anti-hero 

noun 

a hero that is not perfect   

Venom is an anti-hero. 

Luke K-3B   pandemonium noun uproar and complete pandemonium

It was pandemonium at the parade because there were people everywhere. 

Daisy M-6W 

monotonous 

adjective 

extremely boring and repetitive 

The piece of work was monotonous. 

Emily H-6W 

antagonizing 

adjective 

very annoying and a nuisance 

My brother is very antagonising. 

Heidi-5T 

schadenfreude 

 noun

getting pleasure from other people's misfortunes 

Adam had schadenfreude. 

 Jude-5M  finicky  adjective
someone who is fussy about details 
  The boy was finicky.

 Naelle G-3B

 rebuff  adjective reject (say no) in an ungracious or abrupt way I don't want to be rebuffed by the teacher. 

 

Daisy P -5M


 bewitching


adjective 

to describe something that is beautiful or enchanting 


The moon was bewitching.  

          Henry T - 5M                monochrome                 adjective                        black and white                          The factory was monochrome.              
 Hayden N -5M    talons  adjective                                       claw                      The bird had razor sharp talons.      
 Davi P-5M  pristine  adjective  perfect There was a pristine lake. 






What is an idiom?

 

It is a group of words where the overall meaning is not obvious from the individual words in the phrase.

                                                                                       e.g. Back to the drawing board

This does not actually mean to go up to a drawing board. It means that if your fail at something, you start and try again.​


 

Can you think of any more idioms or look for some in any books you are reading?