Year 3 Spelling

20 November 2020

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

This week, we’re focussing on plurals. To make a noun into a plural you usually have to just add s. However, there are some other rules we’ll be recapping and learning:
add es
drop the y for an i and add es
drop the f for a v and add es

address(es) wolf(ves)
answer(s) roof(ves)
bicycle(s) church(es)
century(ies) lorry(ies)
group(s)
potato(es)

13 November 2020

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

In spelling lessons next week, we’re learning about the er and est suffix and we’ll be applying it to root words. A common mistake that children make with the er suffix is that they don’t drop the y for an i before adding er or est.
For example, happier may be spelled happyer or happiest.

nice nicer nicest
happy happier happiest
hot hotter hottest
tall taller tallest
funny funnier funniest
late later latest
write writer

06 November 2020

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

In spelling lessons next week, we’re learning about the ed and ing suffix. This is a suffix we’ve  been practising for a while but we’ll be applying it to trickier root words which contain some of our key spelling rules (double up for a short vowel sound and drop the e for ing).

Common mistakes that children make with the ed suffix is that they hear a t sound at the end or they forget the e.
For example,  walked may be spelled walkt or walkd.

answer answering answered
arrive arriving arrived
notice noticing noticed
surprise surprising surprised
suppose supposing supposed
learn learning learned

16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mr Wilks

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be continuing to recap and practise homophones. These are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning.
For example: their, there, they’re

In lessons, the children will be exploring different homophones whilst practising writing them alone and in sentences.
Although the spellings this week are not difficult, they must use the correct word in the correct context so practise them by saying the word within a sentence and then writing the word correctly.

to
too
two
which
witch
off
of

09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mr Wain

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising homophones. These are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning.

For example: their, there, they’re   

In lessons, the children will be exploring different homophones whilst practising writing them alone and in sentences.

Here are the specific words for the children to practise at home:

their, there, they’re, where, wear, were, hear, here

02 October 2020

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mr Wilks

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising the long vowel oo phoneme (sound). This sound can be written in lots of different ways. These are called graphemes. For example:
glue, too, grew, conclude
In lessons, the children will be exploring these alternate graphemes in lessons.
Here are the specific words for the children to practise at home:

continue rescue
peculiar conclude
popular amuse
regular issue
particular queue

25 September 2020

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mr Wain

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising the long vowel o phoneme (sound). This sound can be written in lots of different ways. These are called graphemes.

For example: those, window, boat

In lessons, the children will be exploring these alternate graphemes.

Here are the specific words for the children to practise at home:

notice phone
suppose homeless
though/although alone
window glowing
hero/heroes goes

18 September 2020

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mr Wilks

Spelling

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising the long vowel i phoneme (sound).

This sound can be written in lots of different ways. These are called graphemes.

For example:

polite reply replied

In lessons, the children will be exploring these alternate graphemes in lessons.
Here are the specific words for the children to practise at home:

exercise height
bicycle surprise
decide cried
describe polite
guide why

11 September 2020

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mr Wilks

Spelling

In spelling lessons next week, we’ll be recapping and practising the long vowel ee phoneme (sound). This sound can be written in lots of different ways (graphemes) For example: money, Pete, Leeds, busy

In lessons, the children will be exploring these alternate graphemes.
Here are the specific words for the children to practise at home:

believe
breathe
complete
appear
extreme
increase
quickly
busy
people
chimney

 

06 March 2020

Posted on Thursday 05 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

This week’s spelling focuses on adding the suffixes ful and less to words to create adjectives. the Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 13 March where ten of these words will be tested.

 

fruit/ful/less

heart/less

thought/ful/less

care/ful/less

harm/ful/less

help/ful/less

thank/ful/less

use/ful/less

hope/ful/less

play/ful

rest/ful/less

fear/less/ful

doubt/ful/less

home/less