Year 3 Spelling

10 September 2021

Posted on Friday 10 September 2021 by Mr Wain

This week, we’ve been learning how the ‘ai’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word day, the letters ‘ay’ make the ‘ai’ sound but in the word wait it’s the letters ‘ai’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

eight        famous         favourite         straight        strange        weight        great      everyday

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 17 September to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

16 July 2021

Posted on Friday 16 July 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ll continue to recap some common homophones. Homophone are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

of                     off                                its                                 it’s

great                 grate                             break                            brake

To keep it fun, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post (go to the Scholes website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4). Children should practise in preparation for a test on Friday 23 July 2021.

Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all?

09 July 2021

Posted on Friday 09 July 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we are practising using these homophones correctly. Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but a different meaning and spelling.
Can you use these words correctly in sentences?
their
there
they’re
your
you’re
where
were
wear
we’re

02 July 2021

Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words from the Year 3,4 National Curriculum spelling list. Click here for a link to the National Curriculum Spelling Appendix (the Y3,4 list of words is on page 16).

accidentally

believe

calendar

decide

disappear

experiment

imagine

favourite

25 June 2021

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021 by Mr Wain

This week, we are learning to spell words beginning with the super and sub prefix.

Here are the words we would like you to learn at home. Could you write each word into a sentence?

  • subheading
  • submarine
  • subordinate
  • subtitles
  • subscribe
  • submerge
  • supervise
  • supermarket
  • superpower
  • superhuman
  • superstar

18 June 2021

Posted on Sunday 20 June 2021 by Mr Wilks

I’m very sorry for the delay in posting. Here are the words and rule for this week’s spellings.

We are learning to spell words beginning with the anti and inter prefix.

Here are the words we would like you to learn at home. Could you write each word into a sentence?

antiseptic
anticlockwise
antisocial
antibiotic
antibacterial
antifreeze
international
interrupt
interact
interfere

11 June 2021

Posted on Friday 11 June 2021 by Mrs McCormick

Spelling

This week, we’re learning about words spelt with c but have the s sound, e.g. exercise.

In the following list, identify the ‘s’ spelt with c sound and use the word in a sentence.

cities

excellent

exciting

silence

sentence

accident

decide

audience

notice

 

21 May 2021

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Mrs McCormick

Spellings

This week and next, we’re learning about prefixes. They are letters that attach to the beginning of the word without changing the spelling of the root word.

In this week’s spelling practise, we have been learning im- and in-.

Here are the words:

inactive

inaccurate

incorrect

invisible

impolite

imperfect

impossible

impatient

14 May 2021

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021 by Mrs McCormick

This week in spellings we have been learning how to add suffixes (letters added to the end of the word) and how the spelling of the word changes.

We’ve looked at different rules:

  1. double the last letter (shop becomes shopping)
  2. drop the e and add ing (decide becomes deciding)
  3. drop the y for and i

We also talked about some exceptions to this rule. Watch out for the ones that don’t quite fit the rule!

Task: Add the suffix to the root word and write the correct spelling. Think about which rule applies and watch out for the exceptions.

Choose a word from each line to write in a sentence.

Challenge: can you write a paragraph using all the words?

add -er                     add -ing                      add -ed

give              ________   __________    ____________

cry               ________   __________    ____________

grab            ________   __________    ____________

decide        ________    __________    ____________

sprint         ________    __________    ____________

copy          ________    __________    ____________

10 May 2021

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Catherall

Next week, we’ll be recapping our learning about adding suffixes. Complete these activities.