Year 3 Spelling

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.

 

20 April 2012

Posted on Friday 20 April 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all emotive words which we’ll be using in our persuasive writing next week. Children will be tested on eight out of the ten words.

The spellings will be tested on Friday 27 2012.

1. unfair
2. cruel
3. stunned
4. wicked
5. heartless
6. disgusting
7. delighted
8. overwhelmed
9. inhumane
10. astonished

30 March 2012

Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Mr Roundtree

It’s the Easter holidays and, in line with our Homework Policy, teachers do not set spellings or homework tasks. Instead, enjoy the sunny weather by getting active: a trip to the park, a game of football, a cycle ride or a long walk!

During the holidays, two of our teachers will visit Italy, one will be in Russia and one will be in…Barry Island!

23 March 2012

Posted on Friday 23 March 2012 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which I’ve noticed a few of the children are spelling incorrectly. Children will be tested on eight of the words in the list on Friday 30 April.

1. when
2. does
3. among
4. which
5. like
6. coming
7. using
8. there
9. believe

16 March 2012

Posted on Friday 16 March 2012 by

This week’s spellings are connectives that can be used as openers for a sentence related to the previous sentence or paragraph. For example: “The acting in the Lion King was amazing. In addition, the singing was superb!” They have been separated into two groups:

  • adding connectives – add more information to the previous point
  • reason + result – gives a consequence to the previous point

 

LO: connective openers
adding connectives
In addition,
Furthermore,
Moreover,
Additionally,
reason + result connectives
Consequently,
As a result,
Therefore,
As a consequence,

 

These connectives will really help with the children’s writing next week as they are learning how to persuade someone to do something.

 

09 March 2012

Posted on Friday 09 March 2012 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words with silent letters, e.g. knee, gnat, wrinkle.

The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words on Friday 16 March.

1. knee
2. knock
3. knife
4. wrong
5. wreck
6. wretch
7. sword
8. when
9. whine
10. gnarled

02 March 2012

Posted on Thursday 01 March 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are more homophones (words which sound the same but have different meanings and/or spelling). Children need to know the correct spelling and meaning of each word.

1.

too

two

2.

for

four

3.

right

write

4.

our

are

5.

hole

whole

If there are any questions, please come and see me.

 

 

24 February 2012

Posted on Friday 24 February 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are slightly different. Instead of a list of words, I simply want your child to be able to distinguish between the two forms of ‘no’:

  • no – For example: No, I don’t want to play.
  • know – For example: I know my times tables.

We’ll be looking at this through the week, but if you could practise these activities at home it will ensure your child has a thorough understanding:

On piece of paper, write ‘no’ on one side and ‘know’ on the other. Read out a sentence and they have to show the correct ‘no’.

Have some sample sentences where they write the correct form of no. For example:

  • I know my spellings. (know)
  • There is no way through. (no)

If you’ve any questions, feel free to speak with me any time.