Year 3 Spelling

It’s Christmas…

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012 by Mr Roundtree

…so enjoy the break.

We don’t give homework or spellings and tables to learn during holidays.  Instead, we hope you all enjoy the break and spend some fabulously festive family time, whether it’s playing board games, enjoying a book or two or simply relaxing in front of the telly for a treat.

14 December 2012

Posted on Friday 14 December 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are contractions: words which use apostrophes to shorten or contract two words into one word. I’ve noticed that 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 will

I’ll

Just noticed that I’ve listed I’ll twice. Sorry!

 

 

07 December 2012

Posted on Friday 07 December 2012 by Mr Wilks

This is the final week of doubling up for short vowel sounds and is a review of the last few weeks of spellings. The words have either an ing, le, ed or er ending.

1. rammed
2. shuffling
3. winner
4. stepping
5. wobble
6. dressed
7. slapped
8. spilling
9. scribble
10. travelled

 

 

30 November 2012

Posted on Friday 30 November 2012 by Mr Wilks

We are revisiting one of our key spelling rules again 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

23 November 2012

Posted on Friday 23 November 2012 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.

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten spellings on 30 November 2012.

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

 

16 November 2012

Posted on Friday 16 November 2012 by

This week the spelling chant to practise with your child is ‘drop the y for an i’. The adverb of these words is modified by adding either an er added or est at the end which changes the meaning. Children should learn all these words and see if they can come with some of their own.

LO: drop the y for an i.
funnily funnier funniest
nastily nastier nastiest
crazily crazier craziest
greedily greedier greediest
angrily angrier angriest
cheekily cheekier cheekiest

There’s another spelling rule used in the spellings this week. Can you spot which one it is?

09 November 2012

Posted on Friday 09 November 2012 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 when adding ly.

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 16 November.

1.

moody

moodily

2.

nasty

   nastily

3.

easy

easily

4.

giddy

giddily

5.

greedy

greedily

6.

hasty

hastily

7.

cheeky

cheekily

8.

noisy

noisily

9.

hungry

hungrily

10.

stealthy

stealthily

19 October 2012

Posted on Friday 19 October 2012 by Mr Wilks

We are breaking from the norm this week by only having six spellings. This is because the spellings are a bit trickier than usual.

The spellings are all ‘adding connectives’ which we’ll be using in our writing next week. Most of the spellings have a capital letter and a comma because we will be using them as sentence openers.

(‘Another point is…’ flows better without a comma.)

1. First of all,
2. Furthermore,
3. Also,
4. Another point is
5. Additionally,
6. Moreover,

 

12 October 2012

Posted on Saturday 13 October 2012 by Mr Wilks

We are learning about ed endings this week. This week’s list is made up of words where you have to add ed to the end of the word when changing it to the past tense. Children often hear this ending as a t sound and not ed.

1. walk walked
2. talk talked
3. move moved
4. roll rolled
5.  ask asked
6. crash crashed
7. watch watched
8. test tested
9. groan groaned
10. wow wowed

05 October 2012

Posted on Friday 05 October 2012 by Mr Wilks

We are focussing on 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.

Children should learn all ten spellings but will be tested on eight out of the ten on Friday 12 October.

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