Year 3 & 4 Spelling

11 December 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December 2020 by Mrs Rowley

This week, we’ve been practising adding er or est to the end of words to change their tense. Because the English language is really tricky, there’s lots of ways to do this. Complete the table that shows you some different ways to do this (one has been done for you. Then, use some of our ‘super spelling strategies’ form this week’s post (go to the St James’ website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4).  There’s more than usual but when you can spell the root word you just need to apply the rule to spell it correctly.

rule root word -er -est
Just add er / est brave braver bravest
nice    
  later  
Double up and add er / est   hotter  
tall    
    smallest
Drop the y for an i and add er / est happy    
    loneliest
funny    

Children should practise in preparation for a test on Thursday 17  December 2020.

04 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mrs Rowley

This week, we’ve been practising adding ed or ing to the end of words to change their tense. Because the English language is really tricky, there’s lots of ways to do this. Complete the table that shows you some different ways to do this (one has been done for you. Then, use some of our ‘super spelling strategies’ form this week’s post (go to the St James’ website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4).  There’s more than usual but when you can spell the root word you just need to apply the rule to spell it correctly.

rule root word -ed -ing
Just add ed / ing help helped helping
laugh    
    calling
Double up and add ed / ing   begged  
shrug    
    rubbing
Drop the e and add ed / ing smile    
  surprised surprising
notice    

Children should practise in preparation for a test on Thursday 10  December 2020.

27 November 2020

Posted on Saturday 28 November 2020 by Mrs Rowley

We’ve been learning about some common homophones: words that sound the same but mean different things and are spelt in different ways. This is a helpful guide from BBC teach that children, and adults, can use to remind themselves of what homophones are – the link is available on the spelling page of our website (go to the St James’ website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4).

there                                     their                                      they’re                                  here

hear                                      wear                                     where                                    we’re

To keep it fun, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post (go to the Scholes website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4). Children should practise in preparation for a test on Thursday 26  November 2020.

Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all?

Also, if you haven’t checked out our class news page recently, please do. Teachers post regularly to update adults at home about our learning in school (go to the St James’ website, learn more, class news, Year 3 & 4).

 

20 November 2020

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Mrs Rowley

Spelling in English can be tricky. There’s lots of ways to write the ‘ue’ sound in our spelling (u, u_e, ue, ew, oo). This week, we’d like you to practise the following words to help consolidate this learning. Remember, the words may appear ‘random’, but we are being exposed to different ways of writing similar sounds.

continue                               popular                                 rescue                                  knew

peculiar                                regular                                  venue                                   conclude

To keep it fun, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post (go to the Scholes website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4). Children should practise in preparation for a test on Thursday 26  November 2020.

Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all

13 November 2020

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Mrs Rowley

Spelling in English can be tricky. There’s lots of ways to write the ‘o’ sound in our spelling (oe, o, ow, oa). This week, we’d like you to practise the following words to help consolidate this learning. Remember, the words may appear ‘random’, but we are being exposed to different ways of writing similar sounds.

notice                                   suppose                                though                                  although

homeless                              hero                                      goes                                     glowing

To keep it fun, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post (go to the St James’ website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4). Children should practise in preparation for a test on Thursday 19  November 2020.

Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all?

 

06 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 08 November 2020 by Mrs Rowley

Spellings

This week, please learn the following spellings ready to be tested on Thursday 12 November. There are many ways to practise these, for example:

  • Rainbow write (write them in many different colours)
  • Speed write (how many times can you write a word in a minute)
  • Pyramid write (write one letter, then two, then three etc till you’ve written the whole word
  • Look, cover, write

 

This week, all of your spellings are based around the phoneme “i”. It can be spelt in many different ways whilst sounding the same.

 

 

replied exercise increase height night
light slide bicycle why cried

 

02 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 01 November 2020 by Mrs Rowley

Before half term, we were been recapping one of our key spelling rules: adding –ed or –ing to change the tense of a verb.

Here’s an example…

infinitive verb present tense past tense
to walk walking walked

First, we’d like you to complete this table. Be careful, there may be some irregular ones to catch you out!

infinitive verb present tense past tense
to jump
talking
to climb
to pour poured
running
to achieve
explained

Then, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post.

Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all?

16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mrs Rowley

This week, please learn the following spellings ready to be tested on Thursday 22 October. There are many ways to practise these, for example:

  • Rainbow write (write them in many different colours)
  • Speed write (how many times can you write a word in a minute)
  • Pyramid write (write one letter, then two, then three etc till you’ve written the whole word
  • Look, cover, write

This week, all of your spellings have a suffix (ed or ing). Remember the three rules:

  • Just add the suffix
  • Drop the e and add the suffix
  • Double the last consonant and add the suffix

See if you can explain to your adult which rule each of these words has followed.

loving waved jumping shopping digging
sliding sliced poured dropped chopped

 

09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mrs Rowley

This week, please learn the following spellings ready to be tested on Friday 16 October. There are many ways to practise these, for example:

  • Rainbow write (write them in many different colours)
  • Speed write (how many times can you write a word in a minute)
  • Pyramid write (write one letter, then two, then three etc till you’ve written the whole word
  • Look, cover, write

This week, all of your spellings contain the “e” sound but spelt in different ways.

many busy tricky complete relief
quickly money chimney breath money

 

02 October 2020

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mrs Rowley

This week, please learn the following spellings ready to be tested on Friday 09 October. There are many ways to practise these, for example:

  • Rainbow write (write them in many different colours)
  • Speed write (how many times can you write a word in a minute)
  • Pyramid write (write one letter, then two, then three etc till you’ve written the whole word
  • Look, cover, write

This week, all of your spellings contain the “a” sound but spelt in different ways.

eighty favourite great they
famous everyday straight snake