Vocabulary

Resources to help your children develop their vocabulary, including display materials, printable resources and activity ideas.

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7 - 11
Starting and Extending Sentences

Starting and Extending Sentences

Two wonderful reference posters to encourage children to think about how to start (and also extend) their sentences.
7 - 11

Writing Definitions

A handy table which gives information about, and examples of, useful words and tools for writing. 
5 - 11
Matching Similes Game

Matching Similes Game

A great set of printable cards that challenge children to match the parts of a simile. 
7 - 11
Synonyms

Synonyms

A wonderful set of resources which make an enjoyable practical activity. Children have to sort the words into groups to make sets of synonyms.
5 - 11
Synonyms worksheet

Synonyms worksheet

Write a word in the central shape and the children should then find lots of synonyms. 
5 - 11
Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Ideas and resources to help children to learn about onomatopoeia. 
5 - 11
Similes

Similes

A number of printable resources, linked to similes, are available below. Here are some ideas for using them in the classroom:
7 - 11
Types of Nouns

Types of Nouns

Help your children to learn about different types of nouns with our free teaching ideas and downloadable resources.
7 - 11
Adjectives

Adjectives Worksheet

A colourful worksheet which develops children's understanding of adjectives.
2 - 16
WOW Words! Banner

WOW Words! Banner

How many WOW words can your children use in their writing? Create a 'WOW Words' display board to share them!
7 - 11
Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adverb

Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adverb

Reinforces knowledge of these four types of words (includes worksheet).
5 - 11

Heads and Tails

A fun game that helps to expand children's vocabulary.
7 - 11

Parts of Speech People

Reinforce the meanings of different parts of speech using this creative idea.
2 - 5

Sing Mickey, Sing!

Use this simple singing technique to learn new vocabulary.
7 - 11

Verb and Adverb Actions

A drama idea which increases children's awareness of different verbs and adverbs.