16 March 2012
This week’s spellings are words with the ‘ow’ letter pattern. Your child will be tested on Friday 23 March 2012.
09 March 2012
This week’s spellings begin and end with ‘th’. Your child will be tested on Friday 16 March 2012.
02 March 2012
Spellings this week are all words with the ‘er’ sound in them.
They will be tested on Friday 09 March 2012.
24 February 2012
This is our last week of practising words which have split digraphs. The last ‘e’ in the words isn’t a sound that we say, but it works with another letter to make the sound; for example, hop (with a short ‘o’ sound) to hope (with a longer ‘oh’ sound).
These will be tested on Friday 02 March.
It’s the holidays…
…so there are no spellings or homework activities.
Instead, enjoy a winter walk, the marvellous Muppets movie, some cool culture at a gallery or museum… Enjoy the half-term break.
03 February 2012
We’re still practising words which have split digraphs. This week, we’re looking at ‘u –e‘, for example, tub (with a short ‘u’ sound) changes to tube (with a longer ‘u’ sound).
These will be tested on Friday 10 February.
27 January 2012
Like last week, we’re practising words which have split diagraphs. The last ‘e’ in the words isn’t a sound that we say, but it works with another letter to change, for example, slim (with a short ‘i’ sound) to slime (with a longer ‘i’ sound).
These will be tested on Friday 03 February.
20 January 2012
This week, we’re learning to spell words with the split diagraph ‘i-e‘. This changes a short ‘i’ sound (as in ‘Tim’ and ‘rid’) to a longer ‘i’ sound (as in ‘time’ and ‘ride’).
These words will be tested on Friday 27 January 2012.
13 January 2012
What is s split digraph?
A split diagraph is an English term under the study of phonetics. It describes a letter that splits during pronunciation. An example is ‘a-e’ which is used in words such as make and take.
Split digraphs are sometimes known as ‘magic e’ words; however, our children will refer to these sounds as split diagraphs.
We’ll be spending the next few weeks learning all about these sounds.
These words will be tested on Friday 20 January.
06 January 2012
To spell words with the ‘ea’ sound.
The words will be tested on Friday 13 January.