Year 3 Spelling

07 September 2012

Posted on Saturday 08 September 2012 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words where you have to drop the ‘e’ at the end of the word when adding ‘ing’.

The chant we use to remember the rule is drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’.

The children have ten spellings to learn but will only be tested on eight out of the ten words.

1. hope hoping
2. use using
3. write writing
4. take taking
5. shake shaking
6. joke joking
7. share sharing
8. smile smiling
9. have having
10. shuffle shuffling

06 July 2012

Posted on Saturday 07 July 2012 by Mr Wilks

We’ll be writing instructions in our literacy lessons next week so the spellings are all adverbs which could be used to describe how to do something.

Top tip for writing: You can move the adverb to the start of the sentence with a comma after it to make it an adverb opener. For example:

Stir the porridge gently.

Could become…

Gently, stir the porridge.

 

1. quickly
2. slowly
3. gently
4. roughly
5. smoothly
6. carefully
7. firmly
8. angrily
9. furiously
10. energetically

29 June 2012

Posted on Friday 29 June 2012 by Mr Wilks

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

22 June 2012

Posted on Saturday 23 June 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week, we’re returning to words which use apostrophes to shorten or contract two words into one word. The spellings will be tested on Friday 29 June.  Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words.

1.

it is

it’s

2.

can not

can’t

3.

will not

won’t

4.

do not

don’t

5.

should not

shouldn’t

6.

could not

couldn’t

7.

would not

wouldn’t

8.

does not

doesn’t

9.

I will

I’ll

10.

I have

I’ve

 

15 June 2012

Posted on Friday 15 June 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all more interesting words to use in your writing instead of said. The words also all have ‘ed’ endings because they’re in the past tense.

I’ve listed the words in order of how loud I think the words would be spoken. I think that number one is the quietest and that they get louder until number eight. Do you agree?

Can you think of any other words that would fit?

1. mouthed
2. mumbled
3. muttered
4. grunted
5. called
6. exclaimed
7. cried
8. roared
9. shrieked
10. boomed

25 May 2012

Posted on Friday 25 May 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are a mixture of our three main spelling rules. For the tenth spelling, children should think of their own word which fits any of the three rules.

Double up for a short vowel sound
1. snapping
2. madder
3. terrible
Drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’
4. making
5. surprising
6. frustrating
Drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’
7. nastily
8. craftily
9. moodily
10. ????????

18 May 2012

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all tricky words which have been misspelled in our writing recently. Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 25 May.

1. people
2. asked
3. could
4. because
5. went
6. once
7. which
8. thought
9. believe
10. favourite

 

11 May 2012

Posted on Saturday 12 May 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week we’re revisiting one of the most important spelling rules: drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. All the words in the list are adjectives that end in a ‘y’. When they are changed into adverbs you need to drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ before adding ‘ly’.

Children will be tested on eight out of the 10 words on Friday 18 May.

1.

happy

happily

2.

speedy

speedily

3.

gloomy

gloomily

4.

lucky

luckily

5.

messy

messily

6.

spooky

spookily

7.

pretty

prettily

8.

shabby

shabbily

9.

greasy

greasily

10.

hasty

hastily

04 May 2012

Posted on Friday 04 May 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all words which have double consonants after a short vowel sound – this is an important, and common, spelling rule (think of the difference between hoping and hopping, for example).

The spellings will be tested on Friday 11 May.

1. cunning
2. quitting
3. button
4. battle
5. trigger
6. annoy
7. landlubber
8. assemble
9. different
10. accommodating

 

 

27 April 2012

Posted on Friday 27 April 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week, we’re revisiting one of the most important spelling rules: drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’.

1.

slide

sliding

2.

live

living

3.

dive

diving

4.

write

writing

5.

implore

imploring

6.

ignore

ignoring

7.

frustrate

frustrating

8.

become

becoming

9.

amaze

amazing

10.

achieve

achieving

Spellings will be tested on Friday 04 May.