Year 3 Spelling

26 September 2014

Posted on Thursday 25 September 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).

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.
  • Look out for other past tense verbs when reading with your child each evening.
  • Turn the telly off and use the words in discussions around the table each evening, or on your way to school.

Past tense verbs (A)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs. Be careful with the
endings – some sound as though they should end with the letter ‘t’ when, in
fact, it’s usually a ‘d’ or an ‘ed’.

tried

walked

replied

gasped

answered

laughed

whimpered

reached

shuddered

brushed

 

Past tense verbs (B)

This week’s spellings are all past tense verbs. Be careful with the
endings – some sound as though they should end with the letter ‘t’ when, in
fact, it’s usually a ‘d’ or an ‘ed’.

tried

walked

replied

gasped

fixed

laughed

rushed

reached

wished

brushed

19 September 2014

Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 5s.

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

Drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’

This week’s spellings are all words with a root word which ends in ‘e’. We need to remember the following spelling rule to help us learn these words: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’.

waking

coping

sliding

writing

piercing

changing

shaking

making

exploding

managing

12 September 2014

Posted on Friday 12 September 2014 by Mrs O'Malley

This week’s times tables are the 2s.

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

-ly suffix (A)

This week’s spellings are all words that contain the –ly suffix. They’re also adverbs – something we’ve been learning about this week! Make sure you look up any words you don’t know in a dictionary…

completely

desperately

unusually

comically

sympathetically

frantically

stealthily

dramatically

joyfully

gently

 

-ly suffix (B)

This week’s spellings are all words that contain the –ly suffix. They’re also adverbs – something we’ve been learning about this week! Make sure you look up any words you don’t know in a dictionary…

completely

desperately

unusually

angrily

happily

quietly

stealthily

quickly

joyfully

silently

11 July 2014

Posted on Sunday 13 July 2014 by Mr Wilks

The final week of spellings is a combination of ible and able words. Children will be tested on eight words from the previous two lists. They will need to revisit both sets of words and ensure they listen carefully to determine whether it is an ible or an able word.

04 July 2014

Posted on Friday 04 July 2014 by Mr Wilks

Following on from last week, this week’s spellings all contain the suffix ible. Can you think of anymore?

1. horrible
2. terrible
3. possible
4. incredible
5. flexible
6. invincible
7. visible
8. divisible
9. responsible
10. edible

 

27 June 2014

Posted on Saturday 28 June 2014 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all words with the suffix able.

Words with the suffix able are often incorrectly spelt with the suffix ible. A key to distinguishing between these two endings is that dropping able usually leaves a generally recognisable word, eg agreeable; dropping ible usually leaves a stem word, eg possible.

1. miserable
2. adorable
3. predictable
4. forgivable
5. agreeable
6. enjoyable
7. valuable
8. reliable
9. durable
10. excitable

 

20 June 2014

Posted on Saturday 21 June 2014 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all words with the suffix ful.

Ful means ‘full of’. Notice how when full is added on to the end it loses one of its ls. For example, wish and full becomes wishful.

1. wishful
2. hopeful
3. painful
4. awful
5. helpful
6. careful
7. powerful
8. wonderful
9. beautiful
10. successful

 

13 June 2014

Posted on Friday 13 June 2014 by Mr Wilks

We’ve been learning a lot of cycling and geography vocabulary in our lessons this week. The spellings this week are some of these words.

1. contour
2. steep
3. gentle
4. location
5. incline
6. elevation
7. reference
8. geography
9. symbol
10. scale

Also, we have a word of the week: treacherous. Can you use it correctly over the weekend? Fuzzies will be awarded if you have!

 

6 June 2014

Posted on Friday 06 June 2014 by Mr Wilks

As we are learning about the Tour de France this half-term, the spellings are all words which the children will come across during the topic.

1. power
2. sprint
3. bicycle
4. racing
5. muscle
6. stamina
7. mountain
8. competition
9. professional
10. determination

16 May 2014

Posted on Friday 16 May 2014 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are a little different. There are only two words but these two words have been making me groan when marking the children’s books recently!  The words are not hard to spell but children are getting them mixed up in sentences.

The words are:

1. are

2. our

Children should be read a sentence containing are or our and have to decide which word is correct. This is how they’ll be tested next week as well.

eg It is ___ turn to go swimming. Should it be our or are?