06 January 2017
09 December 2016
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
- 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
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
18 November 2016
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
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.
04 November 2016
21 October 2016
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
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
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.
16 September 2016
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: