Year 4 Spelling

25 September 2020

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mr Wilks

Spelling

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

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

Times tables

Your child’s login details for Times Table Rock Stars is stuck into their homework books. Please login and practise regularly.
This week, we’re recapping the 2s, 5s, 10s 3s and 4 times tables. Your Times Table Rock Stars questions will be set to practise these times tables (with a few exceptions for children who have already shown they have mastered these tables.

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

Times tables

Your child’s login details for Times Table Rock Stars is stuck intheir homework books. Please login and practise regularly. I haven’t set specific times tables this week as I want to get a good idea of what times tables your child is confident with and which they need support with. If they’re struggling on any, that’s okay as there’s still a few tables they haven’t been taught yet.

 

06 March 2020

Posted on Thursday 05 March 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

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

 

11 February 2020

Posted on Sunday 09 February 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on adding un and dis to words. Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 14 February when ten of these words will be tested.

 

Spelling list

appear

believe

certain

continue

important

interest

learn

 

natural

notice

popular

possess

able

avoidable

aware

 

kind

usual

pleasure

advantage

obey

 

31 January 2020

Posted on Thursday 30 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on contractions. Practise these spellings – think about how creative you can be. There will be a test on Friday 7 February.

 

I will/I’ll

I am/I’m

do not/don’t

I would/I’d

had not/hadn’t

you are/you’re

you will/you/ll

he will/he’ll

she will/she’ll

is not/isn’t

cannot/can’t

have not/haven’t

they are/they’re

you have/you’ve

has not/hasn’t

will not/won’t

I had/I’d

are not/aren’t

could not/couldn’t

Investigating circuits

Posted on Thursday 16 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

Year 4 are learning all about electricity in their science lessons this half term. We started off our topic finding out about the difference between mains and battery operated appliances and how we can use them safely around the home and school.

Now, we’re investigating circuits. We found out how to make a circuit to light a bulb and are now using this knowledge to test our own scientific questions.

In this lesson, we had to use some key scientific vocabulary. Test us at home to see how much we’ve remembered: circuit, cell, bulb, components

 

10 January 2020

Posted on Thursday 09 January 2020 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spellings recaps the children’s understanding of commonly misused homophones. Practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class. There will be no test next week but we will share our spelling practice in our homework review on Thursday 16 January.

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

to

two

too

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

 

13 December 2019

Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spellings take us back to the learning we did at the beginning of the year on homophones. This week, you must practise using these spellings correctly in sentences and discuss ways to remember when to use which homophone – any good ideas you’ve got could be shared in class on Thursday 19 December.

 

homophones
there

they’re

their

hear

here

two

too

to

witch

which

where

wear

were

of

off

06 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Miss Rushbrooke

This week’s spelling focuses on adding suffixes to words ending in y. The words we are focusing on are on the right and the suffixes we are adding are on the right. Usually, when we add a suffix to a word ending in y, we drop the y for an i. There are some exceptions to this. Chn need to practise these spellings in their books, using the effective strategies that are in the back of their homework books. There will be a test on Friday 13 December as we will have no test in the final week of term.

 

adding suffixes to words ending in y
ed

ing

er

est

ful

ness

ly

ies

busy

century

library

naughty

ordinary

copy

worry

cry

reply

funny

happy

scary

pretty

silly

marry

ugly

creepy

carry