Year 3 & 4 Spelling

26 November 2021

Posted on Friday 26 November 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning about making words plural.

Plural is where there is more than one of something.

To help consolidate this learning, please practise spelling these words at home. We’ll test ourselves on Friday 03 December to see how we’ve got on.

Y3                                                                              Y4

boy             –   boys                             group         –   groups

group         –   groups                          wolf          –   wolves

box             –   boxes                           address      –   addresses

bus             –   buses                          bicycle       –   bicycles

church        –   churches                     church        –   churches

fox             –   foxes                             potato         –   potatoes

jelly             –   jellies                            jelly             –   jellies

lorry             –   lorries                          lorry            –   lorries

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, click here.

19 November 2021

Posted on Friday 19 November 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning about comparative suffixes. We will be practising adding ‘er’ and ‘est’ to root words. Practise spelling the root word, then the root word + the suffixes.

root word -er -est
tall  taller  tallest
small  smaller  smallest
     
root word ending in e  drop e    add -er drop e     add -est
nice  nicer nicest
late  later  latest
brave  braver  bravest
   
root word ending in y  swap y for i       add -er swap y for i      add -est 
funny  funnier  funniest
happy  happier  happiest

It is really important that your child practises in the way that best suits them. For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

12 November 2021

Posted on Friday 12 November 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning about the spelling rules for suffixes:

Adding the suffixes –ed and -ing

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home. A mixture of both endings will be tested on Friday 19th November.

It is really important that your child  practises in the way that best suits them. For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

Y3                                                                                           Y4

help      – helped      -helping                                   answer      – answered      -answering

laugh     – laughed    – laughing                              laugh     – laughed    – laughing

hiss       – hissed       – hissing                                surprise      – surprised      – surprising

beg       – begged      – begging                              learn       – learned      – learning

rob        – robbed      – robbing                               notice        – noticed      – noticing

hate       – hated       – hating                                  help       – helped       – helping

live        – lived         – living                                    cry        – cried         – crying

smile     – smiled     -smiling                                   smile     – smiled     -smiling

05 November 2021

Posted on Friday 05 November 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning about the spelling rule:

double up for a short vowel sound

An example of this is in the word difficult. The ‘i’ is a short sound if you read it aloud, therefore the following consonant ‘f’ needs to be doubled up. Another example is trapped.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

Yellow group

appear, different, difficult, possible, trapped, happening, opposite, arrive

Blue group

shop- shopped – shopping

hop – hopped- hopping

plod – plodded – plodding

trap – trapped -trapping

arrive, different

 

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 12 November to see how we’ve got on.

15 October 2021

Posted on Friday 15 October 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll been learning about some common homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings – this is one of the reasons why English spelling is super tricky!

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home. Because they’re homophones, it’s most useful to practise these in sentences. You could do this in the car, on a walk or around the table.

there, they’re, their, which, witch, to, two, too

We’ll test ourselves on Thursday 21 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

08 October 2021

Posted on Friday 08 October 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning how the ‘ue’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word ‘conclude’, the letters ‘u-e’ make the ‘ue’ sound but in the word ‘popular’ it’s the letter ‘u’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

yellow group:            continue, popular, June, regular, queue, rescue, conclude, amuse

blue group:                 glue, June, moon, true, rule, prune, blue, knew

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 15 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

Posted on Friday 01 October 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning how the ‘ie’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word ‘describe’, the letters ‘i-e’ make the ‘ie’ sound but in the word ‘supply’ it’s the letter ‘y’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

yellow                                                                                    blue

describe                                                                               dry

decide                                                                                  five

surprise                                                                               light

replied                                                                                 inside

polite                                                                                   nine

cried                                                                                    cried

supply                                                                                 right

height                                                                                  tie

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 08 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

24 September 2021

Posted on Friday 24 September 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll been learning how the ‘oa’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word ‘Joe’, the letters ‘oe’ make the ‘oa’ sound but in the word ‘slow’ it’s the letters ‘ow’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

 yellow group                                                                 blue group

notice                                                                               boat                 

suppose                                                                           smoke

though                                                                             though

although                                                                          flow

heroes                                                                              home

those                                                                                those

glowing                                                                           glowing

phone                                                                              road

 

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 1 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

17 September 2021

Posted on Friday 17 September 2021 by Mrs Welsby

Next week, we’ll be learning how the ‘ee’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word ‘breathe’, the letters ‘ea’ make the ‘ee’ sound but in the word ‘bee’ it’s the letters ‘ee’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home over the week.

yellow group                                         blue group

believe                                                clean

breathe                                               key

beneath                                              queen

complete                                            team

extreme                                              teeth

increase                                             mean

money                                                theme

people                                                 treat

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 24 September to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

 

10 September 2021

Posted on Friday 10 September 2021 by Mrs Welsby

This week, we’ve been learning how the ‘ai’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word day, the letters ‘ay’ make the ‘ai’ sound but in the word wait it’s the letters ‘ai’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

eight             famous              favourite              straight            strange        weight            great           everyday

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 17 September to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.