Year 3 Spelling

21 April 2011

Posted on Thursday 21 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. about  

2. because

3. before

4. every

5. think

6. knew

7. might

8. would


9. thought

10. suddenly

The spellings will be tested on Thursday 28 April.



25 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that have the prefix mis… or non…

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

1.  mistake

2. misfit

3. mischief

4. misfortune

5. mistreat

6. nonsense

7. non-stop

8. non-fiction


9. mischievous

10. non-violent

The spellings will be tested on Friday 01 April.


18 March 2011

Posted on Friday 18 March 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spelling rule this week is to drop the ‘e’ when adding ‘ing’ to words that end in ‘e’.

1.  like                         liking

2. use                          using

3. dare                       daring

4. shake                     shaking

5. smile                      smiling

6. take                        taking

7. pierce                     piercing

8. stare                      staring


9. breathe                 breathing

10. amaze                  amazing

We have practised this rule before so let’s aim for some high scores!

Spellings will be tested on Friday 25 March.

11 March 2011

Posted on Saturday 12 March 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all words that we will be using in our new literacy unit to add extra information to sentences. Nouns and verbs should practise numbers 1-8. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-10.

1. with

2. while

3. which

4. when

5. because

6. where

7. meaning

8. that


9. although

10. however

Spellings wil be tested on Friday 18 March.



04 March 2011

Posted on Friday 04 March 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings for this week are all adverbs that we might use when writing stories in literacy.

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

If anyone thinks of another wow adverb, they can write this at the end of the test on Friday for an extra mark!

1.  sadly

2. scarily

3. happily

4. quickly

5. fiercely

6. friendly

7. excitedly

8. nervously

9. cautiously

10. anxiously

Spellings will be tested on Friday 11 February. Good luck!

It’s half term…

Posted on Thursday 17 February 2011 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no homework tasks or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!

11 February 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings for this week are all words that we are commonly misspelling in class:

1. when

2. does

3. among

4. which

5. until

6. really

7. when

8. coming

9. using

10. believe

Adjectives and adverbs also have to choose two words that they are not sure how to spell and find the correct spelling. You will be tested on these words as well!

The spellings will be tested on Friday 18 February.


Friday 03 February

Posted on Sunday 06 February 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings for this week are all contractions – words that have been shortened by adding an apostrophe.

You’ll be tested on the words in the right hand column (the words with the apostrophes in them).

1. do not                    don’t

2. cannot                   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. it is                         it’s

10. there is                 there’s

Adjectives and adverbs:

Can you think of any of your own?

The spellings will be tested on Friday 12 February. Good luck!

28 January 2011

Posted on Friday 28 January 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are the same homophones as last week. Children need to keep practising them. They might be tested on any of the words. When practising at home with your child, try to put each word into a sentence so that the meaning of each word and it’s spelling becomes securely embedded.

(For an extra challenge, try creating a sentence with both homophones eg I knew the new toy was a good choice.)

Don’t forget – school is closed on Friday so the test will be a day earlier!

1. new             knew

2. right           write

3. through    threw

4. great         grate

5. their           there

6. hole           whole

7. no               know

8. pair            pear

9. heard        herd

10. poor         pour


11. bored        board

12. peace       piece

13. aloud       allowed

Spellings will be tested on Friday 4 February. Good luck!


21 January 2011

Posted on Sunday 23 January 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all homophones. These are words that sound the same but

are spelt differently:

1. new                   knew

2. right                 write

3, through           threw

4. great                 grate

5. their                  there

6. hole                   whole

7. no                      know

8. pair                   pear

9. heard               herd

10. poor              pour

11. bored            board

12. peace            piece

13. aloud            allowed

Spellings will be tested on Friday 28 January. Good luck.