Year 3 Spelling

06 March 2020

Posted on Thursday 05 March 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on adding the suffixes ful and less to words to create adjectives. the Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 13 March where ten of these words will be tested.

 

fruit/ful/less

heart/less

thought/ful/less

care/ful/less

harm/ful/less

help/ful/less

thank/ful/less

use/ful/less

hope/ful/less

play/ful

rest/ful/less

fear/less/ful

doubt/ful/less

home/less

 

11 February 2020

Posted on Sunday 09 February 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on adding un and dis to words. Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 14 February when ten of these words will be tested.

 

Spelling list

appear

believe

certain

continue

important

interest

learn

 

natural

notice

popular

possess

able

avoidable

aware

 

kind

usual

pleasure

advantage

obey

 

31 January 2020

Posted on Thursday 30 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on contractions. Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 7 February.

 

I will/I’ll

I am/I’m

do not/don’t

I would/I’d

had not/hadn’t

you are/you’re

you will/you/ll

he will/he’ll

she will/she’ll

is not/isn’t

cannot/can’t

have not/haven’t

they are/they’re

you have/you’ve

has not/hasn’t

will not/won’t

I had/I’d

are not/aren’t

could not/couldn’t

Investigating circuits

Posted on Thursday 16 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

Year 4 are learning all about electricity in their science lessons this half term. We started off our topic finding out about the difference between mains and battery operated appliances and how we can use them safely around the home and school.

Now, we’re investigating circuits. We found out how to make a circuit to light a bulb and are now using this knowledge to test our own scientific questions.

In this lesson, we had to use some key scientific vocabulary. Test us at home to see how much we’ve remembered: circuit, cell, bulb, components

 

10 January 2020

Posted on Thursday 09 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spellings recaps the children’s understanding of commonly misused homophones. Practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class. There will be no test next week but we will share our spelling practice in our homework review on Thursday 16 January.

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

to

two

too

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

 

13 December 2019

Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spellings take us back to the learning we did at the beginning of the year on homophones. This week, you must practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class on Thursday 19 December.

 

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

two

too

to

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

06 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on adding suffixes to words ending in y. The words we are focusing on are on the right and the suffixes we are adding are on the right. Usually, when we add a suffix to a word ending in y, we drop the y for an i. There are some exceptions to this. Chn need to practise these spellings in their books, using the effective strategies that are in the back of their homework books. There will be a test on Friday 13 December as we will have no test in the final week of term.

 

adding suffixes to words ending in y
ed

ing

er

est

ful

ness

ly

ies

busy

century

library

naughty

ordinary

copy

worry

cry

reply

funny

happy

scary

pretty

silly

marry

ugly

creepy

carry

08 November 2019

Posted on Thursday 07 November 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling activity focuses on the spelling rule, double up for a short vowel sound.

The following double consonants are common in the English language: gg, ff, tt, ss, pp, ll, bb, dd.

How many words can you come up with that include these double consonants? Once you’ve got your list of words (at least 20), tick the ones that have a short vowel sound before the double consonant.

18 October 2019

Posted on Thursday 17 October 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spellings aim to help the children understand when to use different homophones. Practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class. There will be a test next week on Thursday 24 October.

 

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

 

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

11 October 2019

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling activity aims to help the children understand when to use different homophones. Practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class. There will be no test next week but we will share our spelling practice in our homework review on Thursday 17 October.

 

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

 

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

Having received feedback from parents, Year 3 and 4 will have no more than 20 spellings across a two week period to practise at home. There will be a test every other week where ten of these spellings will be tested. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask.