07 February 2020
This week we have been looking at prefixes auto- and tele-. These prefixes change the meaning of the root word.
auto – means self
tele – means distant
To learn these spellings, which method are you going to use?
- Pyramid write
- Rainbow write
- Look, cover, say, write, check.
Can you find any more words with auto or tele as a prefix?
24 January 2020
This week we have been learning to use apostrophes for contractions. Don’t forget to put the apostrophe in the correct place! You wouldn’t want to get it wrong. Let’s be smart about it!
I’ll don’t you’re couldn’t
haven’t wouldn’t shouldn’t hasn’t
they’re aren’t let’s
hadn’t she’s he’s
Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Can you think of any more examples?
17 January 2020
This week in spellings we have been recapping the alternative phonemes for oa and oo. (We studied these last term.) This week, practise each word by using pyramid write.
Think about each spelling as you write it.
oa sound oo sound Tricky words
although drew could
notice choose should
throw peculiar people
potatoes approve even
10 January 2020
This week in spellings, we have been recapping the long vowel sound for ai, ee and i. (We studied these sounds last term.)
For this week’s homework, practise each word by using rainbow write.
Write out the word correctly. Write over it in a different colour. Then repeat with two other colours. Think about the spelling as you write it.
ai sound ee sound ie sound
favourite believe exercise
straight breathe bicycle
weight complete decide
06 December 2019
Focus : the short vowel sound a e i o u
This week we have been looking at the short vowel sounds. We have been paying particular attention to the double consonants that follow them. The following list of words it to be learnt for a test next week.
Make sure you write them more than once. You could do rainbow words, sentences, speedwriting or pyramid words to help you learn them.
29 November 2019
Focus : homophones
This week, we have been consolidating our learning on homophones (same sound different spelling). Your task this week is to write a list of ten sentences which contain some of the following homophones.
which, witch, here, hear, their, there, they’re, were, where, wear
However, you must have a mixture of correct and incorrect uses of them. We will then figure out which are correct and which are incorrect as a class.
Friday 22 November
Focus : homophones
This week, we have been learning about homophones (same sound different spelling). We have been focusing on the ones that we must know in year 3 and 4. Below is a passage containing lots of mistakes using the wrong homophones. You task is to rewrite it using the correct homophone spellings.
Witch of you can here the which cackling over their. There rude creatures. If she comes hear, there will be trouble. They wouldn’t like it if we went to there cave and they could hear us cackling whilst their trying to work.
08 November 2019
Focus : ue u-e u ew
Please learn this list of words for a spelling test next week. You could speedwrite them 3-4 times, use them in different sentences, create rainbow words or put them into pyramids.
18 October 2019
Focus : ow, o-e, oa, o
Please learn this list of words for a spelling test next week. You could speedwrite the 3-4 times, use them in different sentences, create rainbow words or put them into pyramids.
11 October 2019
Focus : i, ie, y, i-e
We have been continuing to learn words which have the ‘ie’ sound. On the grid that is glued into your book find as many words as you can which use the ‘ie’ sound and put them into the correct column.