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.
09 June 2017
This week’s spellings have been chosen from the Year 3 and 4 word list. These spellings are often spelled incorrectly by many children. Learn the spellings for a test on Friday 23 June.
19 May 2017
This week’s spellings end in -ation -ative and -ly. Learn the spellings for a test on Friday 02 June. Remember to use the spelling strategies at the front of your homework book.
11 May 2017
This week, the children have been given three spelling activities. They need to use these to help them to learn the words given last week.
Consonants and Vowels
Write your spellings words; use a blue coloured pencil for consonants and a red coloured pencil for vowels.
Write your spellings as ‘stair steps’.
Alliterative Phrases or Sentences
Choose five of your spelling words and write five alliterative phrases or sentences. An alliterative phrase uses the same initial letter. You may include a word or two that does not begin the same letter. Be sure to underline your spelling words.
05 May 2017
This weeks spellings follow the rule ‘ou‘ making the short /u/ sound (sounds like the ‘uh’ in ‘cut’ and ‘shut’). Use the spelling activities from your homework book to learn these spellings. The spellings will be tested on Friday 19 May.