Year 3 Spelling

19 April 2013

Posted on Monday 22 April 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week all have words which contain a silent h or k. Many of these words have been spelled incorrectly in recent pieces of writing.

  1. when
  2. what
  3. whine
  4. ghost
  5. which
  6. honest
  7. knock
  8. know
  9. kneel
  10. knight

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 26 April.

 

22 March 2013

Posted on Saturday 23 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week the spellings are all ‘double up words’ because they have a short vowel sound before the double letter (think of comma / coma or dinner / diner).

These words also have an ‘le’ ending.  This ending is commonly misheard and misspelled as ‘el’ or ‘ul’.

The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Thursday 28 March.

1. middle
2. giggle
3. ripple
4. cuddle
5. paddle
6. guzzle
7. muddle
8. fiddle
9. bottle
10. wriggle

15 March 2013

Posted on Saturday 16 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are a mixture of the previous week’s two rules. For the tenth spelling, children should think of their own word which fits one of the rules. The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words.

Double up for a short vowel sound
1. flurry
2. madder
3. spinning
4. travelled
5. terrible
Drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’
6. shaking
7. smiling
8. surprising
9. frustrating
   
10. ???????

08 March 2013

Posted on Friday 08 March 2013 by

This week’s spelling rule is:

If the word ends in ‘e’, drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’.

ride riding
take taking
joke joking
dance dancing
come coming
tune tuning
hide hiding
hope hoping
fake faking
evaporate evaporating

These words will be tested on Friday 15 March.

01 March 2013

Posted on Saturday 02 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which have a short vowel sound and require a ‘double up’ after the short vowel sound. A lot of the spellings are also in the past tense so will practise our ‘ed’ endings again. The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 08 March.

stopped
ripped
dropped
spotted
stepped
messily
happily
staggered
sniggered
spluttered

08 February 2013

Posted on Sunday 10 February 2013 by Mr Wilks

We are reviewing our work on silent letters this week. The children will be tested on any of the words from the previous two spelling lists. As always, they will be tested on eight words.

 

01 February 2013

Posted on Friday 01 February 2013 by Mr Wilks

This is the second week of investigating words which contain silent letters. This week, we’re looking at words with a silent h and words with a silent b.

1.

when

2.

which

3.

whale

4.

while

5.

bomb

6.

numb

7.

doubt

8.

crumb

 

25 January 2013

Posted on Friday 25 January 2013 by Mr Wilks

For the next couple of weeks, we’ll investigate words which contain silent letters. This week, they are mostly at the start of the word. Can you spot the one which isn’t?

1. know
2. knee
3. knock
4. knife
5. write
6. wrong
7. wreck
8. answer

18 January 2013

Posted on Friday 18 January 2013 by Mr Wilks

All the spellings this week contain the letter string ough. It’s important to practise reading these words as well as writing them down as there are a variety of sounds that the ough words can make.

1. rough
2. cough
3. enough
4. tough
5. though
6. dough
7. although
8. thought

Children will be tested on all eight words on Friday 25 January.

11 January 2013

Posted on Friday 11 January 2013 by Mr Wilks

All the spellings this week contain a long i sound which is spelt igh. Children could also think of other words which contain igh or make other words from one of the spellings. For example: fright, frightening, frightened, frightful.

Children will be tested on all eight words on Friday 18 January.

1. might
2. sight
3. height
4. flight
5. night
6. slightly
7. lightning
8. frightened