Year 3 Spelling

14 January 2011

Posted on Friday 14 January 2011 by Mr Wilks

The spellings this week are all time connectives. We are going to be practising using these connectives as openers to sentences in our new literacy unit. This is why they all start with a capital letter and have a comma at the end of the word.

Spellings will be marked wrong if the capital letter and comma aren’t present!

1. Before,

2. After,

3. Then,

4. Later,

5. Just then,

6. Finally,

7. Next,

8. Suddenly,

9. Meanwhile,

10. Afterwards,

Spellings will be tested on Friday 21 January. Good luck!

07 January 2011

Posted on Friday 07 January 2011 by Mr Wilks

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

1. hope           hoping

2. use              using

3. write           writing

4. take            taking

5. shake         shaking

6. joke            joking

7. share          sharing

8. smile          smiling

9. have          having

10. care           caring


11. decide       deciding

12. become    becoming

13. improve    improving

Spellings will be tested on Friday 14 January. Good luck.


Holidays approaching…

Posted on Friday 10 December 2010 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no spelling lists, tables or other homework this week.

Enjoy reading, writing (and possibly making?) Christmas cards, reflecting on this term’s topics and other activities.

06 December 2010

Posted on Monday 06 December 2010 by Mr Wilks

All the spellings this week are commonly used words.

Spellings 1-10 should be practised by the Nouns and Verbs. 1-13 should be practised by the Adjectives and Adverbs.

1. there

2. really

3. going

4. because

5. were

6. about

7. coming

8. believe

9. when

10. angry

11. happening

12. scared

13. shivering

Spellings will be tested on Friday 10 December. Good luck!

26 November 2010

Posted on Friday 26 November 2010 by Mr Wilks

This is our final week of spelling words with prefixes. The spellings this week all have prefixes which change the meaning of the word to convey the opposite (synonyms). For example, tidy and untidy.

You will only be tested on the word with the prefix (words in bold). Nouns and verbs practise 1-10. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-15.

1.  well      unwell

2. tidy    untidy

3. usual     unusual

4. certain     uncertain

5. friendly      unfriendly

6. selfish     unselfish

7. agree      disagree

8. comfort     discomfort

9. appear     disappear

10. obey     disobey

11. pleasant     unpleasant

12. approve     disapprove

13. trust      distrust

14. necessary     unnecessary

15. appealing      unappealing

Good luck!

19 November 2010

Posted on Friday 19 November 2010 by Mr Wilks

This is the second week of learning words with prefixes. This time we are learning words with the ‘pre’ and ‘re’ prefix.

Nouns and verbs practise numbers 1-10. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-15.

1. recycle

2. rebuild

3. retreat

4. rewrite

5. replace

6. prefix

7. previous

8. prepare

9. predict

10. precaution

11. recede

12. prevent

13. prearrange

14. presume

15. reappearance

Spellings will be tested on Friday 26 November. Good luck!



12 November 2010

Posted on Sunday 14 November 2010 by Mr Wilks

For the next couple of weeks our spellings will all be words with prefixes. This week we are learning words with ‘dis’, ‘de’ and ‘un’ prefixes.

Nouns and verbs practise numbers 1-10. Adjectives and adverbs practise 1-15.

1. unable

2. decode

3. unwell

4. dislike

5. defuse

6. untidy

7. disagree

8. unpopular

9. disappoint

10. unusual

11. decompose

12. disappear

13. untrained

14. dishonest

15. unenthusiastic

Spellings will be tested on Friday 19 November. Good luck!

05 November 2010

Posted on Friday 05 November 2010 by Mr Wilks

We are back to our ‘le’ spelling rule this week, so all the words this week will end in ‘le’.

The first ten spellings are for everyone. The last five (11-15) are just for the adjectives and adverbs.

  1. able
  2. horrible
  3. candle
  4. vegetable
  5. possible
  6. needle
  7. sensible
  8. bicycle
  9. reliable
  10. table
  11. abominable
  12. dawdle
  13. terrible
  14. unbelievable
  15. agreeable

As always, good luck!

15 October 2010

Posted on Friday 15 October 2010 by Mr Wilks

We are taking a break from our ‘le’ rule this week to practise spelling the months of the year.

A word of warning – capital letters are a must for all of this week’s spellings and will be marked as incorrect on Thursday if they do not have one!

1. January

2. February

3. March

4. April

5. May

6. June

7. July

8. August

9. September

10. October

11. November

12. December

Good luck.

08 October 2010

Posted on Friday 08 October 2010 by Mr Wilks

For the next few weeks, the spellings will all be words that end ‘le‘.

This week we are looking at words that end in ‘ckle’.

1. chuckle

2. prickle

3. tickle

4. cackle

5. trickle

6. pickle

7. buckle

8. tackle

9. crackle

10. Find one of your own!

Spellings will be tested on Friday 15 October 2010.

Good luck!