Year 3 & 4 Spelling

21 May 2021

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Mrs McCormick

Spellings

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:

inactive

inaccurate

incorrect

invisible

impolite

imperfect

impossible

impatient

14 May 2021

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021 by Mrs McCormick

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:

  1. double the last letter (shop becomes shopping)
  2. drop the e and add ing (decide becomes deciding)
  3. 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

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Mr Catherall

Next week, we’ll be recapping our learning about adding suffixes. Complete these activities.

29 April 2021

Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021 by Mr Wilks

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

Posted on Friday 23 April 2021 by Mr Wilks

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.

caught

forward

history

important

naughty

ordinary

quarter

thought

awful

drawn

26 March 2021

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

This week, we are learning about words that end in sure. Here is the list of words that you need to learn.

treasure

pleasure

measure

enclosure

closure

assure

reassure

leisure

pressure

19 March 2021

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

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
jump    
talk    
walk    
bright    
loud    
crazy    
clumsy    
pretty    
spiky    
build    
slow    
weak    
busy    
shop    
old    
soft    
shiny    
begin    
bake    
rude    
brave    
happy    
grumpy    
     
     
     
     

12 March 2021

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

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
jump
talk
walk
frown
steam
step
grin
clap
toast
live
bake
frame
blame
faint
mend
try
fry
worry
sail
hop
shop
laugh
separate
care
begin
eat
fall

05 March 2021

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

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.

 Spelling list:

  • accidentally
  • completely
  • closely
  • frantically
  • particularly
  • occasionally
  • separately
  • basically
  • probably
  • surprisingly

Week beginning 11 January 2021

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
eight believe bicycle could crust
eighth breathe decide should mantle
famous complete describe would core
favourite extreme exercise said  
straight increase guide friend  
strange   height    
weight   surprise