10 November 2017
This week’s spelling activity is an investigation about homophones. You need to find words that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things. For example: to break / to brake.
- Can you use your words in your own sentences?
- Can you find their definitions?
- Can you show your words in a creative way?
We’ll discuss our investigation on Thursday 16 November.
03 November 2017
This week’s spellings are from the Year 3 High Frequency Word list. In class, we had a vote to decide which words we found the most difficult to spell. This has formed our spelling list for this week and should help children spelling these words consistently correctly in future!
There will be a spelling test on Friday 10 November.
13 October 2017
This week’s spellings are all words with the prefix ‘dis-’ which has a negative or reversing force. We have used our spelling investigation to inform our list for this week. It may be useful to look at the root word and understand how the prefix changes its meaning.
There will be a spelling test on Thursday 19 October.
06 October 2017
This week’s spelling activity is an investigation. You need to find words that begin with the prefix ‘dis’. For example: disappear.
The prefix ‘dis’ is a negative or reversing force! How many words can you find? Can you spot any patterns? Can you show your words in a creative way?
We’ll discuss our investigation on Friday 13 October.
29 September 2017
This week’s spellings are all words where you need to drop the ‘e’ for an ‘ing’. If you’re not sure what any of them mean, find out. We may ask children to spell similar words that follow the same pattern. There are some easy words and some tricky words this week so make sure you continue to practise little and often.
Learn this pattern in preparation for the test on Friday 06 October.
22 September 2017
We continue to explore our spelling theme: ‘drop the y for an i‘. This week’s spelling activity is an investigation. You need to find words where you would drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ and then add either ‘ier’ or ‘iest’. This makes either a comparative or superlative adjective. For example: funny > funnier > funniest.
We’ll discuss our investigation on Friday 29 September.
15 September 2017
This week’s spellings are all words which need you to drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. Then, you add either ed or es to make the past tense or a plural noun. If you’re not sure what any of them mean, find out. We may ask children to spell similar words that follow the same pattern:
Learn this pattern in preparation for the test on Friday 22 September.
07 July 2017
This week’s spellings are common errors that the children are making in their writing and errors they made in a recent spelling test. Learn them in preparation for a test on Friday 14 July.
23 June 2017
This week’s spellings are all homophones. Practise for a test in two weeks on Friday 7 July.
You child needs to know how to spell each word and also know each word’s meaning. I will put the words into sentences when I test the children. There will be an activity given around the spellings next week for extra practice.
16 June 2017
This week there are no new spellings. The spellings sent last week will be tested on Friday 23 June. Keep learning those spellings using these activities.
Are there any silly rhymes, sayings, or ways of saying the word that will help you remember the tricky bits?
Can you spot any spelling rules that we have learnt in your spellings? For example: Double the consonant.
Write your spellings out in lots of different colours. You could even change the colour for each letter.