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Word of the Day!

Posted on: 20/09/2022

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Today St Clement Danes is launching Vocabulary Ninja's WORD OF THE DAY!

Every child in the school is taking part in this exciting challenge which will provide them with a rich repertoire of words!


The daily words are Tier 1 or Tier 2 words:

Tier words

The new Words of the Day are displayed on the noticeboard in the school entrance, in classrooms and will be published at the start of each week in the School Newsletter.

We expect Early Years and KS1 to understand and use the 'Grasshopper words' (Tier 1) but they can also challenge themselves to learn the 'Shinobi words' (Tier 2).

Children in KS2 are expected to understand and use both the Grasshopper and Shinobi words each day.

The whole school will be buzzing with words!

At the start of each school day, children will be explicitly taught these words and teachers will promote the words with fun activities. Children will be rewarded with 'Word Warrior' tickets when they're caught using the words correctly in different contexts during the day! In Golden Assembly each Friday, a 'Word Warrior of the Week' will be picked randomly from the bag and that child then gets to have the special Vocabulary Ninja toy attached to their chair for the whole week ahead!


What can you do at home?

How to help at home

Below are some examples of the daily posters. Look out for the new posters in the School Newsletter at the start of each week and displayed around school each day!

Poster examples

Early birds can also find the new week's words on the Vocabulary Ninja website first thing on a Monday morning, before School Newsletter is published later in the day! 


To find out more about why we are doing this project, please click here:

Why is language development so important?