Year 3 Spelling

14 November 2013

Posted on Thursday 14 November 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all words which use apostrophes to shorten or contract two words into one word. I’ve noticed that some children are struggling to read these words and/or write them correctly.

1.

do not

don’t

2.

can not

can’t

3.

is not

isn’t

4.

does not

doesn’t

5.

will not

won’t

6.

there is

there’s

7.

 it is

it’s

8.

I will

I’ll

9.

I have

I’ve

10.

I would

I’d

08 November 2013

Posted on Friday 08 November 2013 by Mr Wilks

It’s a welcome back to school and a welcome back to one of our key spelling rules this week: double up for short vowel sounds. This week’s spellings all have le endings as well.

1. puddle
2. bubble
3. meddle
4. puzzle
5. battle
6. pebble
7. shuttle
8. middle
9. shuffle
10. impossible

It’s half-term…

Posted on Saturday 26 October 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so no specific homework, spellings or tables this week.  It’s a good time to relax and enjoy some time with your children – have you visited the free exhibition of Anthony Browne pictures at Leeds City Museum, for example?

18 October 2013

Posted on Friday 18 October 2013 by Mr Wilks

Plurals again! This time we are investigating how the spelling changes when making plurals for words that end in y. There are two options…

  1. Add s if the final letter is preceded by a vowel.
  2. If not preceded by a vowel, change the y to an i and add es.
1. donkey donkeys
2. ray rays
3. play plays
4. boy boys
5. day days
6. puppy puppies
7. army armies
8. party parties
9. city cities
10. berry berries

 

 

11 October 2013

Posted on Monday 14 October 2013 by Mr Wilks

We are revisiting one of our key spelling rules this week: double up for short vowel sounds. This week’s spellings are all in the past tense so have ed endings as well (but be careful – sometimes ed sounds like a t!).

1. snapped
2. trapped
3. stepped
4. flipped
5. slammed
6. dripped
7. stuffed
8. slipped
9. popped
10. plodded

04 October 2013

Posted on Friday 04 October 2013 by Mr Wilks

We are learning about plurals this week. Some of the spellings are made into a plural by just adding s. The others you have to add es to make into a plural. You add es if you hear an extra syllable when you make it plural.

1. pen pens
2. book books
3. boy boys
4. table tables
5. pocket pockets
6. bush bushes
7. watch watches
8. brush brushes
9. fox foxes
10. kiss kisses

 

27 September 2013

Posted on Friday 27 September 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week, the spellings are all words where you have to drop the y for an i when adding ly. This is one of three key spelling rules which we will be revisiting throughout the year.

In the list below, the words change from being adjectives (words which describe a noun – in this case, a person for example eg a grumpy waiter) to adverbs (words which describe a verb eg to smile sneakily, to reply angrily).

1. happy happily
2. angry angrily
3. pretty prettily
4. grumpy grumpily
5. messy messily
6. sneaky sneakily
7. cheeky cheekily
8. clumsy clumsily
9. hungry hungrily
10. lazy lazily

20 September 2013

Posted on Friday 20 September 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week, the spellings are a mixture of the previous two weeks’ ‘ing’ rules and also some words where you just have to add ‘ing’ to the word.

1.

meet

meeting

2.

amaze

amazing

3.

swim

swimming

4.

raise

raising

5.

drive

driving

6.

kick

kicking

7.

make

making

8.

split

splitting

9.

consider

considering

10.

begin

beginning

The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 27 September.

13 September 2013

Posted on Friday 13 September 2013 by Mr Wilks

This is the second week of investigating the effect of adding ‘ing’ to words.

This week’s spellings are all words which have a short vowel sound before the final letter. This means that you need to double the final letter when adding ‘ing’.

1. hop hopping
2. run running
3. shut shutting
4. chat chatting
5. shop shopping
6. plan planning
7. grab grabbing
8. swim swimming
9. begin beginning
10. stun stunning

The spellings will be tested on Friday 20 September.

06 September 2013

Posted on Friday 06 September 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words where you have to drop the ‘e’ at the end of
the word when adding ‘ing’. The children will be tested on the ‘ing’ words in the third column. However, it’s important that they also know the root words (second column) so they understand how the rule works.

1. hope hoping
2. use using
3. write writing
4. take taking
5. shake shaking
6. joke joking
7. share sharing
8. smile smiling
9. have having
10. shuffle shuffling