This half-term, instead of learning eight different words each week, we’d like you to learn these 40 words over the whole half-term. Lots of research suggests that learning more spellings over a longer time leads to better remembering how to spell them in the long term.
How you decide to do this is up to you. You might decide to focus on the trickiest words first. Or, you might decide to learn 8 words a week and really focus on these whilst still practising the others, too. For some of you, you might already feel confident with some of the words so might choose to not practise these at all.
However you decide to do it, is up to you. The important thing is that you’re learning them and learning how you like to learn them best. Each week, we’ll choose eight random words to test you on. These tests aren’t pressured. They might just help you figure out which words you need to practise more.
Learning spellings in this way might feel quite different – or even scary – but it shouldn’t. In fact, you’ve actually got less words to learn this half-term than you normally would.
We’ll keep thinking about this in school and we’ll regularly talk about how we can best practise these words at home.
If you need some ideas for practical things to do, check out the Super Spelling Strategies Guide on the school website.
build (ing, er)
busy (er, est, ed,
fruit (less, ful)
heart (less, ness)
separate (ly, ed,
thought (ful, less)
Spellings – 27.01.2023
This week, we learned how to add the suffix ‘-ly’ to the end of words. Practise adding ‘-ly’ to these words for next week’s spelling test:
Ask your child what a suffix is and how it differs from a prefix!
Spellings – 19.01.2023
This week, we have been learning how the prefixes ‘un-‘ and ‘dis-‘ can change the meaning of a word. Practise these spellings for next Friday’s spelling test:
You could use them in a sentence to help remember the meaning!
Spellings – 13.01.2023
|This week we have been practising different ways to spell the ‘ie’ sound. Practise these spellings at home for next Friday’s spelling test:
Use curly, pyramid or backwards writing to practise. Can you use the word in a sentence?
Spellings – 06.01.2022
We have revised these spellings this week. Practise these for next Friday’s spelling test:
Have a go at using backwards writing or rainbow writing!
09.12.2022 – Spellings
This week, we are continuing to practise how to spells words and the plural versions. Practise these spellings with their plural for next week’s spelling test:
02.12.2022 – Spellings
This week we have been learning how to spell plurals.
Practise these spellings for your spelling test next Friday:
Have a go at scary and curly handwriting to help you practise as well as using them in a sentence!
25.11.2022 – Spellings
Practise adding the suffixes -er and -est to these words for your spelling test next Friday:
You could use rainbow writing to help you learn them!
18.11.2022 – Spellings
This week, we have been recapping and practising spelling a few homophones – words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning. Practise these homophones for your next Friday’s spelling test:
Use them in a sentence to check you know the meaning of each one!
Spellings – 11/11/2022
This week, we’ve been learning the different ways to spell the ‘ue’ phoneme. Practise these spellings for next Friday’s spelling test: