Year 3 Spelling

09 January 2015

Posted on Friday 09 January 2015 by Mrs Valentine

The spellings this week focus on the rule: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’. This is a common spelling rule and as such, your child needs to be aware of when this rule applies:

  • arrive → arriving
  • believe → believing
  • breathe → breathing
  • cycle → cycling
  • centre → centring
  • circle → circling
  • complete → completing
  • continue → continuing
  • decide → deciding
  • describe → describing

When reading with your child each evening, try to spot if you can see this rule in the text. In addition, challenge your child by asking them which word class do ‘ing’ words belong to.

It’s Christmas…

Posted on Friday 12 December 2014 by Mr Roundtree

…so teachers are not giving new lists of spellings to learn this week.

If your child didn’t do so well in the Spellathon, please make sure (s)he keeps learning the spellings that you teacher has set this term.

The Department for Education has set out a list of 100 words which children in Y3,4 should know, and a further 100 words for children in Y5,6.  If you’d like to give your child a head-start, you might like to support your child in learning some of these.  The lists can be found on page 54 and page 61 of this document.

(This list is new for 2014; teachers have begun to include the words in their spelling lists.)

05 December 2014

Posted on Friday 05 December 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

Below are the phonics spellings for this week.

Scientific vocabulary

For the last two weeks, we’ve been doing lots of learning about rocks,
for our ‘What’s the matter?’ topic. Here are some interesting scientific
words that we’ve come across!

fossil

mold

soil

body

classify

resin

acid

trace

All children from A and B groups have the same spellings this week (see below).

Scientific vocabulary

For the last two weeks, we’ve been doing lots of learning about rocks,
for our ‘What’s the matter?’ topic. Here are some interesting scientific
words that we’ve come across!

permeable

scientific

impermeable

material

classify

properties

appearance

chalk

reaction

fossil

 

28 November 2014

Posted on Friday 28 November 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s spellings are a little different: there are 40 of them! These aren’t new words – they’re all words that the children have learned since the beginning of Year 3. As you know, we’re holding a sponsored ‘Spellathon’ next Friday (05 December) as part of our SEAL focus on remembering. Children should aim to correctly spell as many words as possible from the following lists:

Phonics spellings

1. splash 11. thick 21. obey 31. don’t
2. shift 12. Beth 22. prey 32. stone
3. some 13. today 23. body 33. window
4. chill 14. lake 24. cream 34. happiest
5. chest 15. Spain 25. speak 35. chillier
6. lunch 16. faint 26. dusty 36. luckiest
7. come 17. snake 27. mouldy 37. crispier
8. thump 18. apricot 28. shoulder 38. proud
9. this 19. they 29. yellow 39. brown
10. cloth 20. bacon 30. boast 40. shouted

 

Other spellings

1. stealthily 11. happier 21. your 31. laughed
2. desperately 12. tastier 22. you’re 32. gasped
3. noisily 13. heavier 23. there 33. walked
4. generously 14. highest 24. their 34. reached
5. politely 15. furthest 25. they’re 35. piercing
6. exciting 16. grateful 26. completely 36. changing
7. successful 17. thoughtful 27. unusually 37. managing
8. strangely 18. peaceful 28. joyfully 38. exploding
9. furious 19. beautiful 29. tried 39. sliding
10. enjoyed 20. wonderful 30. replied 40. writing

21 November 2014

Posted on Friday 21 November 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 5s.

All children from A, B and phonics groups have the same spellings this week.

Homophones and other similar sounding words

This week’s spellings are all words that sound
the same or similar, but have different spellings (homophones). When your child is
learning these, test him/her by creating a ‘fill the
missing gap’ sentence. For example: ‘What’s that over ……….?’
(their/they’re/there).

you’re

where

your

were

there

we’re

their

are

they’re

our

14 November 2014

Posted on Friday 14 November 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 4s.

Below are the phonics spellings for this week:

Drop the y for an i

Phonics group spellings

happy

happier

happiest

fussy

fussier

fussiest

chilly

chillier

chilliest

crazy

crazier

craziest

lucky

luckier

luckiest

crispy

crispier

crispiest

sunny

sunnier

sunniest

lazy

lazier

laziest

 

All children from A and B groups have the same spellings this week (see below).

-ful suffix

This week’s spellings are all words that contain the –ful suffix.
Remember, it’s one ‘l’ at the end, not two!

grateful

dreadful

colourful

peaceful

thoughtful

truthful

beautiful

wonderful

cheerful

successful

 

07 November 2014

Posted on Thursday 06 November 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 3s.

Children will know which spellings they need to learn this week (A or B).

Adverbs (A)

This week’s spellings are all adverbs ending in ly. We practised some of these spellings at the beginning of the year; most are new.

stealthily

awkwardly

courageously

generously

dangerously

politely

desperately

noisily

fearlessly

speedily

 

Adverbs (B)

This week’s spellings are all adverbs ending in ly. We practised some of these spellings at the beginning of the year; most are new.

stealthily

gently

silently

generously

dangerously

politely

desperately

noisily

fearlessly

speedily

17 October 2014

Posted on Thursday 16 October 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 8s.

No new spellings this week – children need to practise all the spellings and rules we’ve looked at during this half-term, ready for a 20-question spelling text next Thursday.

Please make sure your child is spending around ten minutes each evening learning their spellings.  As well as this, there are other ways to support your child at home:

  • Use the words in sentences: your child might create some sentences, or you might dictate a sentence to them.  Each sentence might include just one spelling from their list, or – for a challenge – include two, three or more!  I gasped as the athlete reached the finish line, while others laughed with delight.
  • Try a sorting activity: consider the different spelling rules we’ve looked at this half-term – can your child sort a long list of spellings into groups, according to their spelling rules?
  • Turn the telly off and use the words in discussions around the table each evening, or on your way to school.

10 October 2014

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

Same times tables as last week – we need to keep working on the 4s.

All children from A and B groups have the same spellings this week.

Common misspellings

This week’s spellings are all words that we often spell incorrectly.

1. courteous

6. enjoyed

2. furious

7. successful

3. exciting

8. important

4. weekends

9. strangely

5. slithered

10. played

03 October 2014

Posted on Friday 03 October 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 4s.

All children from A and B groups have the same spellings this week.

Comparative and superlative

This week’s spellings are all adjectives to learn in threes! First is the main adjective, next the comparative form and finally the superlative form. Make sure you learn all three spellings for each adjective.

happy

happier

happiest

great

greater

greatest

high

higher

highest

heavy

heavier

heaviest

young

younger

youngest

tasty

tastier

tastiest

thin

thinner

thinnest

far

further

furthest

How can you help at home?

Visit our English support session (led by Mr Owen, Mr Wilks and Miss Rushbrooke) on Monday 06 October at 2:30pm to find out ideas for how you can further support your child with their spellings.