26 April 2013
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.
19 April 2013
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.
Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 26 April.
22 March 2013
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.
15 March 2013
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|
|Drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’|
08 March 2013
This week’s spelling rule is:
If the word ends in ‘e’, drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’.
These words will be tested on Friday 15 March.
01 March 2013
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.
08 February 2013
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
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.
25 January 2013
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?
18 January 2013
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.
Children will be tested on all eight words on Friday 25 January.