Year 3 Spelling

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.


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!