Year 3 Spelling

17 November 2017

Posted on Friday 17 November 2017 by Miss Wilson

This week’s spelling list is all about homophones: words that sound the same but have different spellings. We voted for the ones that we find most difficult, using our investigation from last week.

  • Can you show the meaning of each word in a creative way?
  • Can you write a sentence that contains both?
blue/blew ate/eight board/bored sun/son wear/where
right/write knew/new knight/night wait/weight hear/here

There will be a spelling test on Friday 24 November.

10 November 2017

Posted on Friday 10 November 2017 by Miss Wilson

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

Posted on Friday 03 November 2017 by Miss Wilson

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!

because laugh another people school
about our where should before

There will be a spelling test on Friday 10 November.

13 October 2017

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017 by Miss Wilson

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.

disobey disagree distrust disappear disqualify
disconnect dislike discomfort disown dishonest

There will be a spelling test on Thursday 19 October.

06 October 2017

Posted on Friday 06 October 2017 by Miss Wilson

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

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 by Miss Wilson

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.

decide/ing exercise/ing joke/ing write/ing use/ing
make/ing dine/ing hope/ing love/ing describe/ing

Learn this pattern in preparation for the test on Friday 06 October.

22 September 2017

Posted on Friday 22 September 2017 by Miss Wilson

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

Posted on Friday 15 September 2017 by Miss Wilson

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:

carry/ied fly/ies family/ies hurry/ied copy/ied
try/ied daisy/ies worry/ied puppy/ies story/ies

Learn this pattern in preparation for the test on Friday 22 September.

07 July 2017

Posted on Friday 07 July 2017 by

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

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017 by

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.