21 May 2021
This week and next, we’re learning about prefixes. They are letters that attach to the beginning of the word without changing the spelling of the root word.
In this week’s spelling practise, we have been learning im- and in-.
Here are the words:
14 May 2021
This week in spellings we have been learning how to add suffixes (letters added to the end of the word) and how the spelling of the word changes.
We’ve looked at different rules:
- double the last letter (shop becomes shopping)
- drop the e and add ing (decide becomes deciding)
- drop the y for and i
We also talked about some exceptions to this rule. Watch out for the ones that don’t quite fit the rule!
Task: Add the suffix to the root word and write the correct spelling. Think about which rule applies and watch out for the exceptions.
Choose a word from each line to write in a sentence.
Challenge: can you write a paragraph using all the words?
add -er add -ing add -ed
give ________ __________ ____________
cry ________ __________ ____________
grab ________ __________ ____________
decide ________ __________ ____________
sprint ________ __________ ____________
copy ________ __________ ____________
10 May 2021
Next week, we’ll be recapping our learning about adding suffixes. Complete these activities.
29 April 2021
Next week, we’re learning about apostrophes for possession. There isn’t a list of words to learn. Instead, your child has a task to complete.
23 April 2021
The spellings this week all contain the or phoneme. This phoneme can be spelled in lots of different ways. We’re focusing on or, aw, au, augh, ough.
26 March 2021
This week, we are learning about words that end in sure. Here is the list of words that you need to learn.
19 March 2021
This week, we are looking at adding the suffixes –er and -est to words.
We will investigate the spelling rules throughout the week. Here is a list of the root words that we will investigate. Can you complete the table?
Watch out for words that don’t make sense! There is space to add four of your own root words.
|add – er||add – est|
12 March 2021
This week, we are looking at adding the suffixes –ed and -ing to words. We will investigate the spelling rules for adding these suffixes throughout the week (drop the e, drop the y for an i, double up for a short vowel sound).
Spelling task: here is a list of the root words that we will investigate this week. Can you complete the table? Watch out for the irregular verbs!
|add – ed||add – ing|
05 March 2021
This week, we are looking at adding the suffix –ly.
Here are some of the words that we will be learning. Can you work out the root word for each spelling?
e.g. The root word of completely is complete.
Week beginning 11 January 2021
This week we are recapping learning of the alternative graphemes (different spellings) for long vowel sounds. We have looked at these before last term, so we are only spending a day on each sound. The words that we will focus on each day are in the list below. Concentrate on a couple of words that you are less confident with for each day – you choose which ones you will work on, as we are all different. Choose which ten words you are going to focus on and ask someone at home to test you on those ten words on Friday.