26 June 2015
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:
Which other word families can your child find?
19 June 2015
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:
How many ‘ough‘ words can your child fit into one sentence?
12 June 2015
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?
05 June 2015
This week’s spellings are common words that are often spelt incorrectly. A good way to practice these is to put them into sentences.
15 May 2015
This week the spellings focus on one of the most common spelling rules in the English language: double up for a short vowel sound:
|possess → possession|
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
The spellings this week link to a key spelling rule: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’:
|exercise → exercising|
|guide → guiding|
|notice → noticing|
|separate → separating|
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
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.
- Extra challenge, use the root word ‘act’ to create a word family.
24th April 2015
This week’s spellings focus on prefixes and suffixes.
Can your child identify the prefix or suffix in each word?
27 March 2015
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
The spellings this week are ordinal numbers, which link to our maths learning:
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?