Spelling

14 June 2024

Posted on Friday 14 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to revise some of the tricky words previously learnt.

‘Tricky words’ are words that cannot easily be decoded (‘sounded out’ and read). This is because some of the sounds in the words are spelled in an unusual way. It is important for children to be able to read these words as they are among the most common words in English.

Our Super Spelling Strategies has lots of ideas to encourage and engage your child to learn spellings. There’s no one best way to learn spellings, so it’s worth trying out the various ideas contained in the leaflet. Some you and your child will like, some you and your child may not – give them all a go!
https://www.stjameswetherby.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/help-your-child/

  • oh
  • their
  • people
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • looked
  • called
  • asked
  • could

Spellings for the final half-term

Posted on Sunday 09 June 2024 by Mr Freeman

07 June 2024

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children have been focusing on the digraph or and the alternative spellings for this sound.

or, aw, au

  • Paul
  • straw
  • yawn
  • August
  • draw
  • autumn

Help at home by playing this rainbow spelling game.

There are more ideas of how to support your child with their spellings on our school website.

https://www.stjameswetherby.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/help-your-child/

Teaching with TLC: 101 Ways to Make Spelling FUN!

 

Spellings – Half Term 6

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Jamie Kilner

This half-term, our spellings are linked to the rules and strategies we’ll be learning in class: 

  • alternative graphemes: tion, sion, ssion, cian
  • alternative graphemes: i, ie, y, i-e
  • homophones: he’ll, heel, plain, plane, groan, grown, rain, rein, reign
  • alternative graphemes: sc
  • spelling patterns: que
  • alternative graphemes: u spelled ou

Each Friday, you’ll be tested on 8 of the words from the list below. 

he’ll scenery bicycle mosque enough
heel decide possession direction mission
describe plain height surprise fascinate
league plane scissors increase magician
exercise fatigue groan unique country
guide confusion grown rain science
passion tongue fraction rein rogue
picturesque politician optician reign rough

Spellings – 10.05.24

Posted on Sunday 12 May 2024 by Mr Nash

This week’s spelling words are from our current spelling unit – Why do some words have the spelling ey for the sound /ee/?

We’re continuing to work on adding -s and -es to words.

Swap the y for an i before adding -es.

When the word ends in the digraphs ay, oy, ey, we just add -s.

Please practise these words for a test on Friday 17th May.

chimneys
berries
jellies
turkeys
valleys
monkeys
lollies
trolleys
alleys
jockeys

10 May 2024

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children have been learning alternative spellings for the sounds ur and ow. (ir, ou)

  • cloud
  • sound
  • proud
  • first
  • third

Try and put the words into sentences. Can you put 2 words into one sentence?

I came first in the race and my friend came third.

Spellings – 03.05.24

Posted on Sunday 05 May 2024 by Mr Nash

This week’s spelling words are from our current spelling unit – Why do I swap the y for an i when I add the suffix -es?

Swap the y for an i before adding -es.

When the word ends in the digraphs ay, oy, ey, we just add -s.

Please practise these words for a test on Friday 10th May.

cry/cries
fly/flies
dry/dries
try/tries
baby/babies
party/parties
penny/pennies
body/bodies
donkey/donkeys
enjoy/enjoys

03 May 2024

Posted on Thursday 02 May 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to rehearse some tricky words that have been taught in phonics sessions.

today

people

their

your

any

many

Spelling Strategies! - Scoil an Linbh Íosa

Encourage your child to put the words in sentences and refer to the school website for more ideas on how to help your child learn their spellings.

Spellings – 26.04.24

Posted on Friday 26 April 2024 by Mr Nash

This week’s spelling words are from our spelling learning this week – The ‘W Special’

The /w/ sound affects how the graphemes a, ar and or are said.
Note that qu is made up of /k/ and /w/, so also affects the graphemes a, ar and or.

We double the final consonant to protect a short vowel sound when adding -ing.

Please practise these words for a test on Friday 3rd May.

wagging
warning
watering
working
squatting
swapping
arm
warm
fork
work

26 April 2024

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings are words that have been learnt in our phonic sessions. The sound is igh but can also be spelt using the digraph ie and the split digraph i_e.

  • cried
  • fried
  • tried
  • slide
  • time
  • like

Help at home by asking your child to read these sentences. Can they spot the igh sound spelt as ie or i_e?

Tie a ribbon on the tree with pink blossoms.

What time is best to pick ripe plums from the trees?

Open the box and look inside!

“I woke up in fear after I hear the ship explode!” she cried.

Now, write your own sentence using this week’s spellings.

The spelling test will be Friday 3rd May 2024.