Year 3 Spelling

06 January 2017

Posted on Friday 06 January 2017 by

spellings

09 December 2016

Posted on Friday 09 December 2016 by

The spelling test will be on all the rules you have learnt so far.

  • Adding prefixes and suffixes, including ‘drop the e for ing/ed/er’
  • ‘y’ making an ‘i’ sound
  • homophones
  • double up for a short vowel sound

It’s the last spelling test of 2016 so make this one a brilliant one!

25 November 2016

Posted on Friday 25 November 2016 by

So far this year, we have learnt to spell words with the following prefixes:
un – negative meaning
mis – negative meaning
dis – negative meaning
re -meaning again or back

The spellings for this week contain the following prefixes:
auto – meaning self or own
anti – meaning against
sub – meaning under

autograph
autobiography
automatic
submarine
subway
subtitle
submerge
anticlockwise
antibiotic

18 November 2016

Posted on Sunday 20 November 2016 by

Choose some words from previous spelling lists that you found hard and practise them using the strategies at the front of your homework book.

11 November 2016

Posted on Saturday 12 November 2016 by

The spellings for this week have the prefix re- or mis-. Pay special attention to misspell. This is often spelt incorrectly as an s is accidentally omitted.

  • react
    refill
    rebuild
    retake
    recycle
  • misplace
    misunderstand
    misspell
    misbehave
    mislead

04 November 2016

Posted on Saturday 05 November 2016 by

homophones

21 October 2016

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2016 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term, so there’s no homework. Enjoy the holiday instead: hunt down a collection of chestnuts on a walk at Roundhay Park, enjoy a cinema trip on a damp day, go further afield and visit somewhere new…

Whatever you do, have a good break.

14 October 2016

Posted on Friday 14 October 2016 by

The spellings for this week are revision from this half term.

-s, -es, -er,  -ing  -ed suffixes
– you need to remember two rules for this:

  • double up for a short vowel sound (‘swimming’ not ‘swiming’ because the i makes an short ‘i’ sound, not a longer ‘i’ sound as in ‘site’)
  • drop the e for ing (and ed and er, too!)

un- and dis- prefixes

23 September 2016

Posted on Saturday 24 September 2016 by

The spellings to learn this week all have the prefix un or dis. The spelling test will be on Friday 30 September. Spelling tests will now be weekly along with the times table test.
disappear
disappointed
disagree
dishonest
disobey

unhappy
unusual
unlucky
unzip
undo

 

16 September 2016

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016 by

We are looking at adding suffixes to verbs to create new words. Usually, this is fairly simple. However, there are some things we need to remember:

1. Double up for a short vowel sound  – running, not runing.
2. Verbs ending in ‘e’ follow the “drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing'”, so the ‘e’ is removed before adding ‘-ed’ or ‘-ing’ – hoping not hopeing.
3. Some verbs don’t follow the rules for the past tense – built not builded.
4. You need to decide if you should add -s or -es to make a plural or a third person singular verb. Handy trick: If you add a syllable it is usually –es – foxes not foxs.

As your child will be learning the rules of adding suffixes rather than the spellings of individual words, I will test you on any word which follows these rules.

I will test you on Friday 23 September.

Here is a table which may help you begin practising your spellings:

suffixes