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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day falls on 16th October every year โ€“ Noah Webster's birthday! Born in 1758, he is considered the 'father' of America's most popular dictionary.

Although over here in the UK we don't refer to Webster's Dictionary, why not mark the day in your primary school class using your own dictionaries and these etymological resources to help you?!

  • PlanBee Dictionary Challenge KS2 Free Printable by PlanBee

    Dictionary Challenge

    These differentiated challenges are the perfect opportunity for your class to practise their dictionary skills. We have lots of FREE downloadable E...

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  • Free Alphabetising Animals Challenges by PlanBee

    Alphabetising Animals Challenges

    Challenge your children to alphabetise the list of animals as quickly and accurately as they can! With three levels of differentiation, this activi...

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    What's the Definition?

    Encourage your class to learn new vocabulary and practise their dictionary skills at the same time with this fun game! We have lots of FREE downloa...

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    How Many Words...?

    This fun time-filler challenges your children to see how many words they can make from the letters in the word 'dictionary'!

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    Fascinating Dictionary Facts Quiz

    Explore some fascinating facts about dictionaries with this fun quiz! You might also want to takeย a look at our growing collection of English resou...

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Dictionary Day falls on 16th October every year โ€“ Noah Webster's birthday! Born in 1758, he is considered the 'father' of America's most popular dictionary.

Although over here in the UK we don't refer to Webster's Dictionary, why not mark the day in your primary school class using your own dictionaries and these etymological resources to help you?!