Year 3 & 4 Spelling

11 January 2019

Posted on Friday 11 January 2019 by Mr Mills

Focus : drop the y for an i

This week, we have been studying how the spelling of words ending in y changes when suffixes are added.

Your task is to learn these words for a test next week. Remember you should try to speed write the word three times and then put the word into a pyramid so that you can fully learn it.

loneliness
happiness
easier
clumsiest
lazier
craziness
hungrier
easiest
summoned
quarrelling

07 December 2018

Posted on Friday 07 December 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : the suffixes -er -en -ing -ed

This week, we’ve been studying suffixes and how words change when they are added to the end of a word.

Your task is to learn these words for a test next week. Remember you should try to speed write the word three times and then put the word into a pyramid so that you can fully learn it.

  1. fastening
  2. cornering
  3. preferred
  4. limited
  5. awakening
  6. beginning
  7. forgetting
  8. forgotten
  9. beginner
  10. gardening

30 Novemeber 2018

Posted on Friday 30 November 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : the suffixes -er -en -ing -ed

This week, we’ve been studying suffixes and how words change when they are added to the end of a word. Your task is to add the suffixes to these words and spell them correctly. Is it possible to add all the suffixes to all the words?

  • run
  • chat
  • forget
  • limit

23 November 2018

Posted on Friday 23 November 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : the ‘ay’ and ‘ou/u’ sound in different ways

Learn these words for a test next week. Remember to write each word at least three times and use pyramid writing and sentence making to help you learn them.

weigh
weight
sleigh
eight
neighbour
trouble
young
touch
blood
doesn’t

23 November 2018

Posted on Friday 23 November 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : the ‘ay’ and ‘ou/u’ sound in different ways

Learn these words for a test next week. Remember to write each word at least three times and use pyramid writing and sentence making to help you learn them.

weigh
weight
sleigh
eight
neighbour
trouble
young
touch
blood
doesn’t

09 November 2018

Posted on Friday 09 November 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : ay, a-e, ey, eigh

This week we have been learning words which use the ‘ay’ sound. There are a quite a few different ways to write this sound down. Your task is to find ten words which use the sound in any of the ways shown above and then write a sentence for each of them.

Challenge: Write a short story containing all the words you found.

19 October 2018

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : prefixes ir- il- im- in-

Last week, we researched these prefixes and we then collected and discussed them as a class and came up with a list. Your task this week is to use the strategies that we use in class to learn this list of words for a test next week.

1. illegal
2. invisible
3. impossible
4. impolite
5. incomplete
6. incorrect
7. immortal
8. irregular

12 October 2018

Posted on Friday 12 October 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : prefixes ir- il- im- in-

Adding these prefixes to a word changes its meaning to ‘not’ e.g active – inactive (not active)

Your task is to find as many words as you can which start with these prefixes. You must find a minimum of ten and write each one down three times to learn it.

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : adding -ly

Many – but not all – adverds end in –ly. For a spelling test next week learn these adverbs. Remember on some them you have to ‘drop the y for an i’. 

  1. lazily
  2. greedily
  3. luckily
  4. happily
  5. carefully
  6. anxiously
  7. violently
  8. extremely
  9. silently
  10. stealthily

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Mr Mills

Focus : -ed endings

Words use an apostrophe for possession when they own (possess) something in a sentence.

For example, I borrowed Joe’s pencil – The pencil belongs to Joe.

Add apostrophes for possession to these words and use them in a sentence.
Charlie
Freya
teacher
neighbour
chair
dog
friend