14 June 2013
There will be no usual spelling test next week, and so no new words to learn this week. Instead of the normal test, the national phonics screening test will take place. There is no date set for which children will be tested on which day; as always, avoid unnecessary absences.
I suggest children spend each night looking through old spelling lists. Get your child to read and sound out the words.
Please see me if you have any questions.
07 June 2013
This week, we’re revisiting words which have a split digraph.
Remember a split digraph is when the ‘e’ at the end of words works with another letter to make a longer sound. Think about the difference between hop and hope – both have three sounds (phonemes), but the split digraph in hope creates a ‘long o’ sound. Other examples in the list below is the difference between Tim and time and made and made.
These words will be tested on Friday 14 June.
It’s the half-term break…
…so there’s no homework or spellings this week. Enjoy the holiday, whatever you get up to.
17 May 2013
This week we are looking at a trigraph: a three letter grapheme, where three letters represent one sound (phoneme), as in air (three letters making one sound).
These words will be tested on Friday 25 May 2013.
10 May 2013
This week, we’re learning to spell words with alternative spellings for the ‘long i’ phoneme – the ‘long i’ sound in words such as those in the list. Some words use igh, some use i-e, some use a y (often at the end of the word).
You can help your child’s spelling:
- look out for these when reading, or anywhere in the home, in shops etc
- prepare labels with igh, i-e, y – read out words and see if your child can say which spelling pattern (which grapheme) they use
- think about other words which use igh, i-e or y to create a ‘long i’ sound – how many can your child find?
- are there other ways to create this sound?
These words will be tested on Friday 17 May 2013.
03 May 2013
Please learn these words for a test on Friday 10 May.
Words containing the ee letter pattern.
26 April 2013
We’re reviewing our learning on split digraphs this week: the ‘e’ at the end makes the vowel in the word a longer sound – compare ‘rid’ with ‘ride’, for example.
These words will be tested on Friday 03 May 2013.
19 April 2013
We’re learning to spell words with y at the end.
Ending a word with ‘y’ can sometimes make a very short ‘e’ or ‘i’ sound, such as ‘party’ and ‘lady’. However, the words in this list are all single-syllable words where the ‘y’ makes a long ‘i’ sound.
These will be tested on Friday 26 April.
22 March 2013
This week, we are spelling words we use in our everyday writing.
They will be tested on Thursday 28 March 2013.
15 March 2013
This week’s spellings are words with the ‘igh’ letter pattern which creates a long ‘i’ sound. Your child will be tested on Friday 22 March 2013.