Year 3 Spelling

21 March 2014

Posted on Friday 21 March 2014 by Mr Wilks

This is the fourth spelling week about verbs. This time, all the verbs end in a y. For the present and past tense forms, you need to drop the y for an i and then add es (present tense) or ed (past tense).

As before, the verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous forms (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I cry.
  • Present – She cries
  • Past – I cried
  • Continuous – I was crying or  I am crying.
Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to cry cries cried crying
to marry marries married marrying
to carry carries carried carrying
to hurry hurries hurried hurrying
to worry worries worried worrying
to satisfy satisfies satisfied satisfying

 

 

 

14 March 2014

Posted on Thursday 13 March 2014 by Mr Wilks

This is the third spelling week about verbs. This time, all the verbs contain a long vowel sound and end in e. This e is dropped when it’s changed to the continuous form.

As before, the verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I like to shop.
  • Present – She shops very often.
  • Past – She shopped all day long.
  • Continuous (called the gerund) – She was shopping.  She is shopping.
Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to crave craves craved craving
to move moves moved moving
to admire admires admired admiring
to explore explores explored exploring
to invade invades invaded invading
to whine whines whined whining

 

 

 

 

 

07 March 2014

Posted on Friday 07 March 2014 by Mr Wilks

This is the second spelling week about verbs. This time, all the verbs contain a short vowel sound which needs to be ‘doubled up’ when changed to the past or continuous form. As before, the verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this form could be either past or present tense).

  • Infinitive – I like to shop.
  • Present – She shops very often.
  • Past – She shopped all day long.
  • Continuous – She was shopping or She is shopping.
Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to drag drags dragged dragging
to drop drops dropped dropping
to grab grabs grabbed grabbing
to hug hugs hugged hugging
to shop shops shopped shopping
to stop stops stopped stopping

 

28 February 2014

Posted on Friday 28 February 2014 by Mr Wilks

For the next few weeks we will learn about verbs. The verbs are listed in their infinitive, present tense, past tense and continuous (this could be either past or present tense) form.

  • InfinitiveI like to cook.
  • Present She cooks very well.
  • PastShe cooked a lovely meal.
  • ContinuousShe was cooking.  She is cooking.
Infinitive Present tense Past tense Continuous
to cook cooks cooked cooking
to play plays played playing
to show shows showed showing
to work works worked working
to invent invents invented inventing
to sulk sulks sulked sulking

Children will be tested on eight of the words on Friday o7 March.

 

 

 

 

It’s half-term…

Posted on Saturday 15 February 2014 by Mr Roundtree

It’s the half-term, so in line with our current homework policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn.

However, please make sure you’re reading lots with your child – we’re finding children are reading less than they need to if they are to gain fluency and understanding.  You could take your child to a local library, hunt down an old favourite to re-visit, plan a story book for each bedtime over the holiday, read more about a favourite subject on the internet, buy a comic or magazine… And, so they have good role models, make sure your child sees you read, too!

Our current homework policy will be reviewed soon.  A small number of you have told us you’re not entirely happy with it – it would be really helpful if you tell us more about what you’d like.  Send us an email or speak with Mrs Weekes or me about this.  Thank you.

 

07 February 2014

Posted on Friday 07 February 2014 by Mr Wilks

Our spellings this week investigate how words change when er and est are added. In the list, all the words are adjectives – they describe nouns.

Notice how you drop the y for an i when changing the root word to er or est.

tasty tastier tastiest
happy happier happiest
funny funnier funniest
crazy crazier craziest
lucky luckier luckiest
grumpy grumpier grumpiest

 

 

31 January 2014

Posted on Friday 31 January 2014 by Mr Wilks

Our spellings this week investigate how words change when er and est are added.  In the list, all the words are adjectives – they describe nouns.

Notice how, when adding er and est, the final consonant is doubled due to the short vowel which precedes it.

big bigger biggest
hot hotter hottest
thin thinner thinnest
fat fatter fattest
sad sadder saddest
wet wetter wettest

 

 

 

 

24 January 2014

Posted on Friday 24 January 2014 by Mr Wilks

The rule for this week is double up for a short vowel sound.

This week, all the spellings are animals which contain a short vowel sound followed by a double consonant.

1. rabbit
2. hippo
3. gorilla
4. jellyfish
5. butterfly
6. alligator
7. grasshopper
8. hummingbird

 

 

 

17 January 2014

Posted on Saturday 18 January 2014 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all animal topic words which we will be using in both topic and literacy lessons next week.

1. diet
2. habitat
3. animal
4. location
5. prey
6. carnivore
7. herbivore
8. omnivore
9. appearance
10. creature

 

10 January 2014

Posted on Friday 10 January 2014 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all topic words which we have been learning about in our computing mini-topic. Throughout the week, the children have encountered all of this vocabulary so will be able to tell you the meaning.

1. computer
2. mouse
3. keyboard
4. monitor
5. input
6. output
7. program
8. debug
9. digital
10. algorithm