Year 3 Spelling

16 September 2011

Posted on Friday 16 September 2011 by Mr Wilks

For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be investigating the effect of adding ‘ing’ to verbs (actions or ‘doing words’). This week the spellings are all words which you just have to add ‘ing’ to the root word.

The children will be tested on eight out of the ten words. They’ll be tested on Friday 23 September.

1.

help

helping

2.

ask

asking

3.

pull

pulling

4.

jump

jumping

5.

walk

walking

6.

look

looking

7.

start

starting

8.

enjoy

enjoying

9.

conduct

conducting

10.

experiment

experimenting


It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • 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?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Friday 08 July 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that have an ‘ed’ ending. Nouns and verbs practise numbers 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise numbers 1-10.

  1. asked
  2. looked
  3. showed
  4. stopped
  5. dragged
  6. explored
  7. touched
  8. travelled
  9. bewildered
  10. abandoned

The spellings will be tested on Friday 15 July.

01 July 2011

Posted on Saturday 02 July 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are a mixture of ‘ing’ words.

  • Some follow the ‘double up for a short vowel’ sound rule.
  • Some follow the drop the ‘e’ for ‘ing’ rule.
  • Some just need ‘ing’ adding to the word.

The spellings will be tested on Friday 08 July.

1. trail                         trailing

2. crave                      craving

3. love                        loving

4. drop                       dropping

5. admit                     admitting

6. brave                     braving

8. complete              completing


9. decide                   deciding

10. convince              convincing



24 June 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words which require a letter to be doubled up because of a short vowel sound just before.

For example: hopping. The short ‘o’ (different to the ‘o’ in ‘hope’) sound means that the ‘p’ must be doubled up. (If it was a long ‘o’ sound the word would be hoping and wouldn’t need a double ‘p’.)

Nouns and verbs should practise numbers 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs should practise 1-10.

  1. follow
  2. happy
  3. banning
  4. swimming
  5. batter
  6. spinner
  7. trigger
  8. different
  9. accommodation

Spellings will be tested on Friday 29 June. Practise hard!


17 June 2011

Posted on Friday 17 June 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that end in ‘ch’, ‘sh’ or ‘ss’ and take ‘es’ endings. For example, the plural of witch is witches.

Nouns and verbs practise numbers 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

1. church        churches

2. touch         touches

3. wash          washes

4. clash          clashes

5. class           classes

6. watch        watches

7. miss            misses

8. scratch       scratches


9. embarrass     embarrasses

10. approach     approaches


The spellings will be tested on Friday 24 June.


10 June 2011

Posted on Friday 10 June 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spelling rule for this week is an old but important spelling rule that we are practising again. It is drop ‘e’ when adding ‘ing’. Nouns and verbs practise 1-8 and adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

1. smile           smiling

2. drive           driving

3. shine          shining

4. time            timing

5. write          writing

6. like             liking

7. come          coming

8. arrive         arriving


9. believe      believing

10. amaze      amazing  

Practise hard and you will get full marks.


13 May 2011

Posted on Friday 13 May 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that have silent letters within them. Nouns and verbs practise 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

1. knife

2. write

3. when

4. could

5. would

6. should

7. knock

8. know


9. wrinkle

10. honest     

The spellings will be tested on Friday 20 May.

06 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 05 May 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that we can shorten using an apostrophe (these are called contractions). We’ve done these spellings before, but it’s still an objective we need to practise.

Nouns and verbs practise 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

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 am                        I’m

8. I will                       I’ll


9. here is                   here’s

10. could have          could’ve

Spellings will be tested on Friday 13 May.

28 April 2011

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all high frequency words. Nouns and verbs should practise numbers 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

1. across

2. almost

3. could

4. next

5. should

6. where

7. thought

8. although


9. important

10. through

The spellings will be tested on Friday 06 May.