Year 3 & 4 Spelling

24 November 2017

Posted on Friday 24 November 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: Homophones

Homophones are some of the trickiest spellings to get right. This week, we’d like your child to create a poster that would help you, or somebody else, remember the difference between:

  1. there, their and they’re
  2. to, too and two
  3. your and you’re

17 November 2017

Posted on Friday 17 November 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: homophones -part 2

sail sale
maid made
mail male
plain plane
waist waste
main mane
vein vane

Learn each word and use them in a sentence in the correct context.

e.g the words eight and ate

The eight children ran onto the playground.

Last night, my brother ate a whole bar of chocolate.

10 November 2017

Posted on Friday 10 November 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: homophones (same sound, different spelling)

Practise the spelling of these words by writing a line of each, then write one sentence for each word.

Make sure you know which one is which.

  • brake / break
  • eight / ate
  • there / their / there
  • grate / great
  • weight / wait
  • son / sun

03 November 2017

Posted on Friday 03 November 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: the ‘ey’ sound

The ‘ey’ can be written down in many ways.

ei   eigh   ey   aigh   ay

Find at least 20 words which use these graphemes to represent the ‘ey’ sound. How many different ones can you use in one full sentence?

13 October 2017

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: Contractions of words

Practise and learn these words for a test next week. Take care – most are contractions (where two words are ‘squashed together’ like ‘i‘ = do not). However, there are a few that sound like contractions, but aren’t (like ‘your‘ and ‘you’re‘).

  • don’t
  • can’t
  • doesn’t
  • wouldn’t
  • couldn’t
  • shouldn’t
  • your
  • you’re
  • there
  • their
  • they’re
  • she’s

Some examples…

  • Put your coat on or you’re going to be cold when you go outside.
  • They’re going for a walk.
  • The children put on their shoes.
  • Put the pencils over there.

06 October 2017

Posted on Friday 06 October 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: Contractions of words

Next week, we’ll be looking at words that have been contracted. (Like the one used in the previous sentence!)

e.g   we will  – we’ll      you are – you’re    it is –  it’s

Task: write down ten sentences which contain words that have been contracted.

Remember: an apostrophe must be used to show where letters have been omitted.

Even better if… your sentences contained some words with prefixes or double consonants.

29 September 2017

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 by Mr Mills

Focus: un- and dis- and common mis-spellings

Please learn these words for a test next week.

  • unhappy
  • displeased
  • disappointment
  • disappear
  • unusual
  • unluckily
  • unfolded
  • slipped
  • hopped
  • danced
  • mountains
  • brightly
  • September
  • October

22 September 2017

Posted on Friday 22 September 2017 by Mr Mills

The spelling homework this week focuses on two prefixes: un- and dis-

The task is to look in books, listen to the TV and radio, look at words when you go out to different places. Write down at least twenty words that use the un- and dis- prefix.

08 September 2017

Posted on Thursday 07 September 2017 by Mr Mills

This week’s spelling homework is a spelling task and is due in Thursday 14 September.

Focus: Double consonant words

Task: Re-write this passage with the spelling mistakes corrected.

It was a roten, rainy day; the rain had been steadily taping on the window all morning. Driping and runing down the glass, it made interesting paterns that I couldn’t take my eyes off. I gigled when I saw the rain made a shape that looked a lot like a smiley face. Sudenly, my Mum shouted me from the kitchen to say that my diner was ready and geting cold.