Year 3 Spelling

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.

01 May 2015

Posted on Friday 01 May 2015 by Mrs Freeman

The spellings this week are linked with our current science topic of magnets and forces. Also, in class, we’re looking closely at root words, prefixes and suffixes. Added to the end of the spelling list is an extra challenge. Using the root word ‘act’ the children need to build a word family. For example, actress, action, acting.

  • repel
  • attract
  • magnet
  • friction
  • force
  • iron
  • copper
  • pole
  • materials
  • gravity
  • Extra challenge, use the root word ‘act’ to create a word family.

24th April 2015

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2015 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings focus on prefixes and suffixes.

  • untied
  • unhappy
  • dislike
  • disagree
  • dangerous
  • comfortable
  • impossible
  • kindness
  • decrease
  • accidentally

Can your child identify the prefix or suffix in each word?

27 March 2015

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015 by Mrs Valentine

This week, Years 3 and 4 have received no new spellings to learn. Instead, we’ll be focussing on spellings your child has learnt throughout this current year (these will already be in their learning list book).

Revision will help your child get 100% in the spelling test next Thursday on words they’ve had this year – it’s important to revisit learning in order to consolidate what they already know!

13 March 2015

Posted on Thursday 12 March 2015 by Mrs Valentine

The spellings this week are ordinal numbers, which link to our maths learning:

1st first
2nd second
3rd third
4th fourth
5th fifth
6th sixth
7th seventh
8th eighth
9th ninth
10th tenth

Make sure your child knows the link between the numerical representation and the full word. Can your child recall the ordinal numbers for the dates in each month?