Spelling

Friday 23 February

Posted on Friday 23 February 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

This week’s spellings have been chosen to help the children practise some common exception words they have been finding tricky.

there

come

where

they

once

The spellings will be tested on Friday 1st March.

Half-term 4

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2024 by Miss Goswami

Here are your new 40 words for this half-term. Let’s get learning them! How you decide to do this is up to you. You might decide to focus on the trickiest words first. Or, you might decide to learn 8 words a week and really focus on these whilst still practising the others, too. For some of you, you might already feel confident with some of the words so might choose to not practise these at all. If you need some ideas for practical things to do, check out the Super Spelling Strategies Guide on the school website.

This half-term, our spellings are linked to the rules and strategies we’ll be learning in class:

  • adding suffixes: sion, tion, ssion, cian
  • adding suffixes: words ending in ‘fer’
  • spelling patterns: tial, cial
  • spelling patterns: tious, cious
  • adding prefixes: tele, super, auto, inter
  • homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently)

Each Friday, you’ll be tested on 8 of the words from the list below.

profession precious nutritious automatic cautious
morning accommodation official transfer special
mourning interchangeable omission autograph telescopic
controversial anxious interfere communication supernatural
optician especially refer guessed competition
musician who’s determination guest teleport
interrupt whose serial permission vicious
automatic exaggeration cereal prefer conscious

Friday 02 February

Posted on Friday 02 February 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

This week’s spellings are practising the se and ce making the /s/ sound.

fence

horse

dance

choice

house

The spellings will be tested on Friday 9th February

26 January 2024

Posted on Friday 26 January 2024 by Mrs Lake

  • catch
  • fetch
  • pitch
  • snatch
  • beach
  • lunch
  • bench
  • kitchen

The children will be tested on these words next Friday 2nd February.

Please encourage your child to try practise the words by putting their words in a sentence using our handwriting guide. Also, look at the spelling activities guide for some ideas to practise these words.

Friday 26 January

Posted on Thursday 25 January 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

This week’s spellings are focussed on the grapheme making the /s/ sound.

ice

space

circle

nice

race

The spellings will be tested on Friday 2nd January.

Friday 19 December

Posted on Friday 19 January 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

Our spellings this week focus on the g making a /j/ sound.

gem

giant

danger

magic

huge

The spellings will be tested on Friday 26th January

19 January 2024

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2024 by Mrs Lake

Double up for a short vowel sound

  • dinner
  • summer
  • ladder
  • supper
  • hotter
  • shimmer
  • bigger
  • letter

The children will be tested on these words next Friday 26th January.

Please encourage your child to try practise the words by putting their words in a sentence using our handwriting guide. Also, look at the spelling activities guide for some ideas to practise these words.

Half term 2.1 – spelling list

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2024 by Miss Birch

Half-term 3

This half-term, our spellings are linked to the rules and strategies we’ll be learning in class:

  • alternative graphemes: o, ow, oa, o-e
  • alternative graphemes: oe, ue
  • adding prefixes: un, dis
  • adding suffixes: ly
  • homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently)
  • spelling rule: double up for a short vowel sound

Instead of learning eight different words each week, we’d like you to learn these 40 words over the whole half-term. Lots of research suggests that learning more spellings over a longer time leads to better remembering how to spell them in the long term.

How you decide to do this is up to you. You might decide to focus on the trickiest words first. Or, you might decide to learn eight words a week and really focus on these whilst still practising the others, too. For some of you, you might already feel confident with some of the words so might choose to not practise these at all.

However you decide to do it, is up to you. The important thing is that you’re learning them and learning how you like to learn them best.

Each week, the children will be tested on 8 of the words. These tests aren’t pressured. They might just help you figure out which words you need to practise more.

If you need some ideas for practical things to do, check out the Super Spelling Strategies Guide on the school website.

notice regular though accident two
witch (dis)believe wear peculiar different
difficult their particular we’re accidental(ly)
(dis)possess suppose (dis)appear too popular
possible appear hear famous(ly) (un)certain
there (un)important occasional(ly) regular(ly) surprising
which they’re where (un)kind (dis)allow
continue here to although issue

 

Friday 12 January

Posted on Friday 12 January 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

We are practising words that use the y grapheme making the /ee/ sound.

 

happy

funny

smelly 

pretty

silly

The spellings will be tested Friday 19th January.

12 January 2024

Posted on Friday 12 January 2024 by Mrs Lake

  • baguette
  • breathe
  • little
  • penguin
  • autumn
  • league
  • ghost
  • leaves

The children will be tested on these words next Friday 19th January.

Please encourage your child to try practise the words by putting their words in a sentence using our handwriting guide. Also, look at the spelling activities guide for some ideas to practise these words.