Year 3 Spelling

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

26 June 2015

Posted on Friday 26 June 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week, we’re learning about word families. It’s important to be aware of words which can be linked to a ‘root word’. Your child is required to learn words which link to the ‘root word’ – appear:

  • disappear
  • reappear
  • appeared
  • disappeared
  • reappeared
  • appearing
  • disappearing
  • reappeared
  • appearance
  • disappearance
  • reappearance

Which other word families can your child find?

19 June 2015

Posted on Friday 19 June 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s spellings all have the same letter string – ough. This letter string can sometimes be tricky as it has many different sounds – uff, owe, or, off, ow:

  • though
  • although
  • rough
  • tough
  • bought
  • cough
  • thought
  • enough
  • dough
  • drought

How many ‘ough‘ words can your child fit into one sentence?

12 June 2015

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings are nouns (singular to plural).

For some of the words, you have to drop the y and replace it with an ies in order to pluralise the word. Can you spot any other spelling patterns or rules in these words?

1.  century       centuries
2.  baby           babies
3.  child           children
4.  knife           knives
5.  thief            thieves
6.  volcano       volcanoes
7.  tomato        tomatoes
8.  potato         potatoes
9.  woman        women
10.  library         libraries

05 June 2015

Posted on Friday 05 June 2015 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings are common words that are often spelt incorrectly. A good way to practice these is to put them into sentences.

1.  because
2.  through
3.  went
4.  with
5.  should
6.  could
7.  would
8.  any
9.  school
10.  people

 

15 May 2015

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week the spellings focus on one of the most common spelling rules in the English language: double up for a short vowel sound:

address
(dis) appear
arrive
occasion
suppose
opposite
grammar
difficult
possess → possession
possible

These words are linked to the list of words which all children in Years 3 and 4 need to know how to spell.

Liven up your daily spelling practice with some spelling games like hangman or challenge your child to design their own spelling game to help with their learning.

08 May 2015

Posted on Friday 08 May 2015 by Mrs Valentine

The spellings this week link to a key spelling rule: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’:

exercise → exercising
experience →experiencing
guide → guiding
imagine →imagining
notice → noticing
pressure →pressuring
promise →promising
separate → separating
suppose→ supposing
surprise→ surprising

Be sure to chant this rule so your child remembers it. Also, look for these words and others like them when reading with your child each evening. The words form part of a list from the National Curriculum of words children in Years 3 and 4 need to know how to spell. As we’re in the midst of our final term of the current academic year, it’s crucial your child learns the spellings of these words.