Year 3 Spelling

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.



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!