Year 3 Spelling

05 July 2013

Posted on Friday 05 July 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week the words all end in y. However, when you turn them into a plural, you have to drop the y and add ies.

You do this for any word which has a consonant before the y.

For example, fly becomes flies.

If the word has a vowel before the y, you only add s.

For example, boy becomes boys.

1.

cry cries

2.

pony ponies

3.

lady ladies

4.

bully bullies

5.

cherry cherries

6.

puppy puppies

7.

hobby hobbies

8.

enemy enemies

9.

family families

10.

country countries

 

28 April 2013

Posted on Saturday 29 June 2013 by Mr Wilks

For the last few weeks of spellings, we will revisit three familiar spelling rules. This week’s spellings combine two of these rules:

double-up for short vowel sounds

and

drop the e for ing

All of the spellings double-up because of short vowel sounds. As for the second rule (drop the e for ing), because the route word of these spellings all have le on the end, when an ing is added the e is dropped.

For example,

wriggle with an ing added becomes wriggling and the e is dropped.

1. ripple rippling
2. giggle giggling
3. bubble bubbling
4. paddle paddling
5. cuddle cuddling
6. hobble hobbling
7. fiddle fiddling
8. sizzle sizzling
9. meddle meddling
10. wriggle wriggling

 

21 June 2013

Posted on Friday 21 June 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all words which have been used quite often in the children’s writing this week and spelled incorrectly. Unfortunately, many of the words are ‘double up for short vowel sound’ words which, despite the continued practice, are still being spelled incorrectly.

1. turned
2. would
3. action
4. disappear
5. grabbed
6. putting
7. terrible
8. rubbish
9. eventually
10. remembered

 

14 June 2013

Posted on Friday 14 June 2013 by Mr Wilks

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

 

07 June 2013

Posted on Friday 07 June 2013 by Mr Wilks

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

1.

I am

I’m

2.

I have

I’ve

3.

I will

I’ll

4.

I would

I’d

5.

you are

you’re

6.

can not

can’t

7.

will not

won’t

8.

could not

couldn’t

9.

should not

shouldn’t

10.

are not

aren’t

It’s the half-term break…

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so there’s no homework or spellings this week.  Enjoy the holiday, whatever you get up to.

17 May 2013

Posted on Friday 17 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week all contain the ending sion. You’ll notice that this ending makes the same ‘shun’ sound as last week’s spellings.

Can you also spot the words which have a double up for a short vowel sound?

1. passion
2. mission
3. division
4. confusion
5. discussion
6.  invasion
7. explosion
8. conclusion
9. confession
10. aggression

 

10 May 2013

Posted on Friday 10 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week all contain the ending tion, making a ‘shun’ sound.

There are other endings which sound similar but are spelt differently. Can you think of any?

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 17 May.

1. action
2. question
3. motion
4. fiction
5. mention
6. education
7. dedication
8. direction
9. information
10. reflection

03 May 2013

Posted on Friday 03 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

We are revisiting one of our key spelling rules this week. The spellings are all words where you have to drop the y for an i. The first six words all drop the y for an i when they are changed into plurals. The final four words drop the y for an i when changing the word into an adverb.

1.

city

cities

2.

penny

 pennies

3.

party

parties

4.

story

stories

5.

butterfly

butterflies

6.

family

families

7.

angry

angrily

8.

clumsy

clumsily

9.

merry

merrily

10.

naughty

naughtily

26 April 2013

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week all us the rule double up for a short vowel sound.  Just before the double letters in the words below, the vowel has a longer sound – it’s the difference between dinner and diner, for example.

I know it feels like we’ve done this rule loads already this year but it is one of the crucial spelling rules and we still need to practise!

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 03 May.

1. collect
2. traffic
3. success
4. happened
5. brilliant
6. difficult
7. annoyed
8. umbrella
9. beginning
10. aggressive