Year 3 Spelling

06 November 2015

Posted on Thursday 05 November 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s spellings follow one of our spelling rules: drop the y for an i.

  1. apply- applies
  2. bury- buried
  3. busy- busied
  4. carry- carries
  5. copy- copied
  6. deny- denied
  7. hurry- hurried
  8. study- studied
  9. supply- supplied
  10. try- tries

Can your child spot the odd words out in their spelling list this week?

Be on the look out for more words which follow this rule when reading with your child each evening. It’s a tricky rule to grasp so lots of practice is necessary.

Bored of how you practise spellings at home with your child? Call in for some new ways to help liven up your weekly practice or attend the writing workshop with Mr Owen and Miss Rushbrooke.

It’s half-term…

Posted on Saturday 24 October 2015 by Mr Roundtree

…so there is no homework this week.

Please make sure your child spends some time most days reading – books, comics, newspapers… Why not visit the library or a book shop this week?

To support writing, your child should review their spellings from the last few weeks. You could test them on words from all the lists, and ask them to use the words in sentences or a story, or create a comic strip with a word used in each speech bubble.Perhaps you could set a challenge (for you as well as your child!) of using spelling words in everyday conversations! Practising handwriting by joining up is a useful activity, too.

In Maths, children in Key Stage 2 should definitely practise times tables – including the related division facts. Can your child respond within five seconds (not counting up to work it out) to questions like ‘What’s 7 times 8?’ and ‘What’s 42 divided by 6?’

Of course, make sure your child is happy and healthy over half-term, too! A walk and play at Roundhay Park, a bike ride, a conker challenge, a trip to the art gallery… Enjoy!

16 October 2015

Posted on Friday 16 October 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week, we’re moving away from a spelling rule and looking at verbs in the past tense. In our English lessons, we’re learning about recounts and writing about the past. Therefore, this is a great opportunity to practise how some verbs are spelt. Can your child spot any irregular verbs?

1. to walk – walked
2. to arrive – arrived
3. to eat – ate
4. to go – went
5. to enjoy – enjoyed
6. to see – saw
7. to observe – observed
8. to build – built
9. to sleep – slept
10. to notice – noticed

When reading with your child each evening, try challenging them to make some verbs you read into the past tense, or words already in the past tense into the infinitive – make sure they’re using ‘to…’ before the verb to say it in it’s infinitive form.

09 October 2015

Posted on Friday 09 October 2015 by

This week’s spellings follow the rule drop the e for ing.

arrive – arriving
believe – believing
breathe – breathing
cycle – cycling
complete – completing
decide – deciding
describe – describing
exercise – exercising
guide – guiding
imagine – imagining

02 October 2015

Posted on Sunday 04 October 2015 by

This week’s spellings follow the “drop the e for an ing” rule. Your child will be tested on the words in bold.

  1. centre centring
  2. believe circling
  3. continue continuing
  4. increase increasing
  5. minute minuting
  6. pressure pressuring
  7. promise promising
  8. separate separating
  9. suppose supposing
  10. surprise surprising

 

25 September 2015

Posted on Friday 25 September 2015 by Mrs Valentine

The spellings this week continue with our rule: double up for a short vowel sound. Although this is your child’s second week learning this rule, the spellings are trickier and help your child to consolidate their understanding of this important rule.

1. different
2. difficult
3. disappear
4. grammar
5. happen
6. opposite
7. possess
8. possession
9. possible
10. suppose

25 September 2015

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015 by

This week, our spellings will focus on a common spelling rule: double up for a short vowel sound.

  1. different
  2. difficult
  3. disappear
  4. grammar
  5. happen
  6. opposite
  7. possess
  8. possession
  9. possible
  10. suppose

Some of these words are included in the Year 3 and 4 spelling list in the National Curriculum. Therefore, it is key that your child knows these spellings but even more importantly, the rule that applies. When consonants are doubled up (accident), it forces the vowel in front to be a short sound (accident).

Feel free to pop in if you’d like some advice on helping your child to spell at home.

18 September 2015

Posted on Friday 18 September 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week, our spellings will focus on a common spelling rule: double up for a short vowel sound.

1. accident
2. address
3. annoyed
4. appear
5. arrive
6. attic
7. beginning
8. bitter
9. channel
10. collect

 

Some of these words are included in the Year 3 & 4 spelling list in the National Curriculum. Therefore, it is key that your child knows these spellings but even more importantly, the rule that applies. When consonants are doubled up (accident), it forces the vowel to be a short sound (accident).

Feel free to pop in if you’d like some advice on helping your child to spell at home.

11 September 2015

Posted on Sunday 13 September 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week, our spellings focus on ordinal numbers.

Although your child has been given a list of ordinal numbers up to fifteenth, they are required to learn up to tenth.

To help your child to remember these words, quiz them on when they may use ordinal numbers, why we use ordinal numbers and ask them to convert numbers into ordinal numbers – dates are great for doing this.

Be sure to go through your child’s new and improved Learning List book – the top tips are super!

1. first
2. second
3. third
4.fourth
5. fifth
6. sixth
7. seventh
8. eighth
9. ninth
10. tenth
11. eleventh
12. twelfth
13. thirteenth
14. fourteenth
15. fifteenth

03 July 2015

Posted on Friday 03 July 2015 by Mrs Freeman

This week, we’re practising spelling words which have a prefix – a series of letters which are at the beginning of a word.

  • dishonest
  • disagree
  • disobey
  • impossible
  • impatient
  • impolite
  • rewrite
  • recount
  • refresh
  • rethink