Year 3 Spelling

29 April 2021

Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021 by Mr Wilks

Next week, we’re learning about apostrophes for possession. There isn’t a list of words to learn. Instead, your child has a task to complete.

Friday 23 April 2021

Posted on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week all contain the or phoneme. This phoneme can be spelled in lots of different ways. We’re focusing on or, aw, au, augh, ough.

caught

forward

history

important

naughty

ordinary

quarter

thought

awful

drawn

26 March 2021

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week, we are learning about words that end in sure. Here is the list of words that you need to learn.

treasure

pleasure

measure

enclosure

closure

assure

reassure

leisure

pressure

19 March 2021

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week, we are looking at adding the suffixes –er and -est to words.

We will investigate the spelling rules throughout the week. Here is a list of the root words that we will investigate. Can you complete the table?

There is space to add four of your own root words. On Friday, you’ll be tested on the ten words in bold.

   add  – er add – est
bright    
loud    
crazy    
clumsy    
pretty    
spiky    
slow    
weak    
busy    
old    
soft    
shiny    
rude    
brave    
happy    
grumpy    
     
     
     
     

12 March 2021

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week, we are looking at adding the suffixes –ed and -ing to words. We will investigate the spelling rules for adding these suffixes throughout the week (drop the e, drop the y for an i, double up for a short vowel sound).

Spelling task: here is a list of the root words that we will investigate this week. Can you complete the table? Watch out for the irregular verbs!

 add  – ed add – ing
jump
talk
walk
frown
steam
step
grin
clap
toast
live
bake
frame
blame
faint
mend
try
fry
worry
sail
hop
shop
laugh
separate
care
begin
eat
fall

05 March 2021

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week, we are looking at adding the suffix –ly.

Here are some of the words that we will be learning. Can you work out the root word for each spelling?

 e.g. The root word of completely is complete.

 Spelling list:

  • accidentally
  • completely
  • closely
  • frantically
  • particularly
  • occasionally
  • separately
  • basically
  • probably
  • surprisingly

Week beginning 11 January 2021

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week we are recapping learning of the alternative graphemes (different spellings) for long vowel sounds. We have looked at these before last term, so we are only spending a day on each sound. The words that we will focus on each day are in the list below. Concentrate on a couple of words that you are less confident with for each day – you choose which ones you will work on, as we are all different. Choose which ten words you are going to focus on and ask someone at home to test you on those ten words on Friday.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
eight believe bicycle could crust
eighth breathe decide should mantle
famous complete describe would core
favourite extreme exercise said  
straight increase guide friend  
strange   height    
weight   surprise    

05 January 2021

Posted on Tuesday 05 January 2021 by Mr Wain

Hi everyone!

Your spellings for this week are all about the alternative graphemes for ‘ai’, ‘ee’ and ‘ie’.

A grapheme is how a single unit of sound (phoneme) is written.

For example, for ‘ai’, you could have the word bait. For ‘ay’, which is the same sound as ‘ai’ but is just written differently, you could have bay.

ai and ay are alternative graphemes

Your spellings to remember for this week are:

favourite, straight, weight, believe, appear, increase, height, describe, decide, surprise

Send an email to your class teacher if you want to ask any questions!

 

04 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mr Wilks

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising homophones. These are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning. For example: their, there, they’re

We’ve had some of these words already this year but children are still getting mixed up when using them in their writing. It’s really important that children are not just learning to spell the words but practising using them correctly. Click here for a homophone guide (please challenge your child with other homophones if they are really solid on the ones given). There’s also a worksheet to complete (please practise using sentences like this rather than just writing out the words).

This week’s homophones to practise:

their of
there off
they’re to
your two
you’re too

27 November 2020

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mr Wain

This week, we’re focussing on the spelling rule: change y to i.

When adding suffixes such as ed, er and est to words that end in y, we normally change the y to an i then add our suffix.

However, If the suffix we are adding is ing, we don’t normally change the y – we keep it. For example the word party would become partying Practise by adding any of the above suffixes to the root words below – some will work, some won’t.

E.g. for cry, you will want to practise cried, crier, crying and adding est doesn’t work.

For busy, you’ll have busied, busier, busiest and busying.

busy creepy library ordinary worry
century marry naughty carry cry