Year 3 Spelling

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

 

Autumn 2 – Spelling list

Posted on Thursday 09 November 2023 by Miss Birch

Year 3,4

Half-term 2

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

  • alternative ways for writing the long vowel ‘u’ sound
  • more homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently)
  • suffixes (for example, changing the root word ‘great’ to ‘greater’ or ‘greatest’
  • plurals (more than one of a noun)
  • apostrophes for contraction (eg can’t is less formal than cannot)
  • apostrophes for possession (eg Brian’s bag, the school’s logo)

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

continue funnier/funniest potato(es) bicycle(s) writer
library’s peculiar you are / you’re group’s rescue
witch have not/ haven’t bus(es) knew I would / I’d
which where braver / bravest century(ies) has not / hasn’t
regular wear answer(s) they are / they’re later / latest
address(es) we’re do not / don’t particular conclude
I will / I’ll building’s happier/happiest will not / won’t groups(s)
heart’s nicer / nicest Earth’s hotter / hottest you will / you’ll

 

Spellings for this half term…

Posted on Thursday 07 September 2023 by Miss Birch

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 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.

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, we’ll choose eight random words to test you on. These tests aren’t pressured. They might just help you figure out which words you need to practise more.

Learning spellings in this way might feel quite different – or even scary – but it shouldn’t. In fact, you’ve actually got less words to learn this half-term than you normally would.

We’ll keep thinking about this in school and we’ll regularly talk about how we can best practise these words at home.

If you need some ideas for practical things to do, check out this ‘Super Spelling Strategies Guide’ : Some-super-spelling-strategies

Half-term 1

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

  • alternative ways for writing the ‘ay’ sound
  • alternative ways for writing the ‘ee’ sound
  • ‘double up for a short vowel sound’
  • ‘drop the e for ing’
  • ‘drop the y for an i’
  • adding the suffixes ed, ing
  • 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.

famous believe accident breathe answer
library passion notice were possess
century address favourite appear here
their weight complete ordinary wear
straight they’re surprise busy increase
session possible there hear where
suppose mission eighth extreme occasion
fraction different attention learn possession

Spellings 3.2

Posted on Tuesday 13 June 2023 by Alice Needham

This half term, we are continuing to practise the 40 spellings from half term 3.1. There were a few tricky words in the list that the class will benefit from some extra practise with.

Instead of learning eight different words each week, we’d like your child 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.

adventure 

anticlockwise

ball

bawl

capture

caught

delicious

feature

forward

history

immaterial 

impatient

impolite

important

impossible

independent

inexperienced

infamous

international

machine

mail 

male

measure

mention

naughty

ordinary

pleasure

position

possession

pressure

quarter 

scene

seen

should

special

sugar

supernatural

therefore

thought

treasure

Any questions please ask!

Spellings – Term 3.1

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2023 by Miss Birch

This half-term, 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 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.

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, we’ll choose eight random words to test you on. These tests aren’t pressured. They might just help you figure out which words you need to practise more.

Learning spellings in this way might feel quite different – or even scary – but it shouldn’t. In fact, you’ve actually got less words to learn this half-term than you normally would.

We’ll keep thinking about this in school and we’ll regularly talk about how we can best practise these words at home.

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

adventure

anticlockwise

ball

bawl

capture

caught

delicious

feature

forward

history

immaterial

impatient

impolite

important

impossible

independent

inexperienced

infamous

international

machine

mail

male

measure

mention

naughty

ordinary

pleasure

position

possession

pressure

quarter

scene

seen

should

special

sugar

supernatural

therefore

thought

treasure

 

Spellings

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2023 by Miss Birch

This half-term, 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 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.
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, we’ll choose eight random words to test you on. These tests aren’t pressured. They might just help you figure out which words you need to practise more.
Learning spellings in this way might feel quite different – or even scary – but it shouldn’t. In fact, you’ve actually got less words to learn this half-term than you normally would.
We’ll keep thinking about this in school and we’ll regularly talk about how we can best practise these words at home.
If you need some ideas for practical things to do, check out the Super Spelling Strategies Guide on the school website.

appear
believe
break, brake
build (ing, er)
busy (er, est, ed,
ing)
can’t
couldn’t
describe
didn’t
don’t
eight
eight, ate
eighth
extreme
favourite
fruit (less, ful)
grate, great
guide
haven’t
heart (less, ness)
height
isn’t
one, won
separate (ly, ed,
ing)
shan’t
shouldn’t
son, sun
straight
strange
surprise
thought (ful, less)
weight, wait
won’t
wouldn’t

Spellings – 27.01.2023

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2023 by Miss Birch

This week, we learned how to add the suffix ‘-ly’ to the end of words. Practise adding ‘-ly’ to these words for next week’s spelling test:

complete

separate

particular

busy

recent

ordinary

continual

strange

Ask your child what a suffix is and how it differs from a prefix!

Spellings – 19.01.2023

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2023 by Miss Birch

This week, we have been learning how the prefixes ‘un-‘ and ‘dis-‘ can change the meaning of a word. Practise these spellings for next Friday’s spelling test:

uncertain

disadvantage

disappear

disbelief

discontinue

unfriendly

unclear

unstable

You could use them in a sentence to help remember the meaning!

Spellings – 13.01.2023

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2023 by Miss Birch

This week we have been practising different ways to spell the ‘ie’ sound. Practise these spellings at home for next Friday’s spelling test:

applied

height

surprise

exercise

describe

decide

bicycle

polite

Use curly, pyramid or backwards writing to practise. Can you use the word in a sentence?

Spellings – 06.01.2022

Posted on Thursday 05 January 2023 by Miss Birch

We have revised these spellings this week. Practise these for next Friday’s spelling test:

notice

suppose

although

continue

peculiar

popular

regular

particular

Have a go at using backwards writing or rainbow writing!