Year 3 Spelling

20 January 2012

Posted on Friday 20 January 2012 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which have a short vowel sound and require a ‘double up’ after the short vowel sound (like the ‘o’ in drop, which sounds different to a longer ‘oh’ sound).

A lot of the spellings are also in the past tense so will practise our ‘ed’ endings again.

1. stopped
2. ripped
3. dropped
4. spotted
5. stepped
6. messily
7. happily
8. staggered
9. accommodate
10. spluttered

Your child will be tested on eight out of the ten spellings on Friday 27 January.

 

13 January 2012

Posted on Friday 13 January 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week’s spellings are all verbs in the past tense that end in ‘ed’. I’ve noticed that we are making some common mistakes when spelling these words. For example, ‘askt’ instead of ‘asked’. Another common mistake is missing out the e before the d. For example, talkd instead of talked.

1. talked
2. looked
3. called
4. wanted
5. cooked
6. asked
7. walked
8. peeped
9. abandoned
10. whispered

Children will be tested on eight out of the ten spellings on Friday 20 January.

 

06 January 2012

Posted on Thursday 05 January 2012 by Mr Wilks

This week, the spellings are all words which use apostrophes to shorten or contract two words into one word.

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.

I have

I’ve

7.

I will

I’ll

8.

 it is

it’s

9.

I will

I’ll

10.

there is

there’s

The spellings will be tested on Friday 13 January.

 

09 December 2011

Posted on Thursday 08 December 2011 by Mr Wilks

More plurals this week! This time we are investigating how the spelling changes when making plurals for words that end in y. There are two rules:

  1. Add s if the final letter is preceded by a vowel.
  2. If not preceded by a vowel, change the y to an i and add es.
1. donkey donkeys
2. ray rays
3. play plays
4. boy boys
5. day days
6. puppy puppies
7. army armies
8. party parties
9. city cities
10. berry berries

Spellings will be tested on Thursday 15 December.

 

02 December

Posted on Friday 02 December 2011 by Mr Wilks

We’re looking at 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.

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

The spellings will be tested on Friday 09 December.


25 November 2011

Posted on Friday 25 November 2011 by Mr Wilks

We’ll be writing some dialogue in our literacy lessons next week so the spellings are all words that we can use instead of said.

The spellings will be tested on Friday 02 December. The children will be tested on eight out of the ten spellings.

1.

yelled

2.

screamed

3.

asked

4.

shouted

5.

cried

6.

snapped

7.

growled

8.

stuttered

9.

muttered

10.

whispered

18 November 2011

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which have either the prefix re or pre. The re prefix means ‘again’ and the pre prefix means ‘before’.

Children will be tested on Friday 24 November. They will be tested on eight out of the ten words.

1.

prefix

2.

predict

3.

prepare

4.

previous

5.

rebuild

6.

recycle

7.

return

8.

rewrite

9.

recede

10.

precaution

11 November 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which have either the prefix ‘un’ or ‘dis’. Both these prefixes mean ‘not’. Children should practise all ten spellings but will be tested on eight out of the ten. They will be tested on Friday 18 November.

1.

unwell

2.

unhappy

3.

dislike

4.

disagree

5.

unlucky

6.

unable

7.

disobey

8.

dishonest

9.

unusual

10.

disappear


04 November 2011

Posted on Thursday 03 November 2011 by Mr Wilks

This week, the spellings are all adjectives that we will be using in our promotional writing next week.

The spellings will be tested on Friday 11 November. The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words.

1.

amazing

2.

fantastic

3.

brilliant

4.

great

5.

superb

6.

trendy

7.

wonderful

8.

modern

9.

vast

10.

luxurious

It’s the holiday…

Posted on Sunday 23 October 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework or spellings.

However, there are lots of ways you can support you child’s learning, first and foremost by visiting our Help Your Child section.

There are lots of things to do in or near Leeds, from geo-caching on Monday to a spooky Halloween walk on Sunday.  Here are a few other ideas to fill the October half-term holiday with activities…

  • take your child for an autumnal walk in Roundhay Park to collect chestnuts for a game of conkers or autumn leaves for an autumn collage;
  • on a cold, autumn day, stay indoors and spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • take a trip to Leeds Art Gallery – the Damien Hirst exhibition should prove a great opportunity for lots of discussion, description and possibly disagreement!
  • and, as always, enjoy some relaxing reading (why not read some Tintin stories from a local library in preparation for the forthcoming film?)

School re-opens on Tuesday 01 November 2011 (following a training day on Monday 31 October 2011).