Year 3 Spelling

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.

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.