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Spellings in 2021-2022

 

Each week, we will have a different spelling focus. We will learn our spellings in class on a Monday, looking at different spelling rules, letter strings, homophones, prefixes, suffixes, root words and so on. We will also explore two further common exception words per week on Sir Linkalot. These may sometimes be linked to our spelling learning that week.

 

Children should practise their 10 spellings at home throughout the week ready for a dictation-style check on Friday.

Week beginning 16th May 2022

 

This week, we are learning words with the prefix 'anti-', meaning 'against' or 'the opposite of'.

 

  • antiseptic
  • antivenom
  • antigravity
  • antiperspirant
  • antisocial
  • anti-ageing
  • antifreeze
  • anticlockwise
  • antibiotic/s
  • antibodies

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

 

 

Week beginning 9th May 2022

 

This week, we are learning words with the prefix 'inter-'.

 

  • interact
  • interfere
  • international
  • intermediate
  • internet
  • intergalactic
  • interrupt
  • interlude

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

 

Week beginning 3rd May 2022

 

This week, we are learning to use plural possessive apostrophes with plural words. 

Check out the videos 'apostrophes in plurals' and 'The Two Boys' Hats' from the Colon Conan Doyle bundle.

 

  • girls'
  • boys'
  • babies'
  • parents' 
  • teachers'
  • women's (women - Orange Orwell bundle)
  • men's
  • children's (children - Wild Wilde bundle)
  • people's (people - Blue Blyton bundle)
  • mice's

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

 

Week beginning 25th April 2022

 

This week, we are learning words from the 'sign' and 'solv' word families.

 

  • solve
  • dissolve
  • solution
  • sign
  • signature
  • assign
  • design
  • signal

 

We will also be learning two difficult words from the Sir Linkalot Diarrhoea Dickens bundle and a bonus word set by last week's visitor:

  • necessary
  • definitely

 

  • tributary

 

Week beginning 28th March 2022

 

This week, we are learning words from the 'phone' and 'real' word families.

 

  • phone
  • telephone
  • microphone
  • phonics
  • homophone
  • real
  • unreal
  • reality
  • realistic
  • realisation

 

Week beginning 14th March 2022

 

This week, we are learning words which contain the soft 'c' sound using the letter string 'ci'.

 

  • circle (Blue Blyton)
  • decide
  • medicine
  • exercise (Bicycle Bernard Shaw)
  • special
  • cinema
  • decimal
  • accident (Anxious Austen)
  • city (Orange Orwell)
  • citizen

Week beginning 1st March 2022

 

This week, we are learning words which contain the soft 'c' sound using the letter string 'ce'.

 

  • recent
  • century
  • experience
  • sentence
  • notice
  • ceremony
  • certificate
  • certain (Weird Wordsworth)
  • celebrate (Weird Wordsworth) 
  • centre (Diamond Dickinson)

 

Week beginning 21st February 2022

 

This week, we are learning words which contain the 'sc' letter string that makes the 's' sound.

 

  • Science (Patient Potter)
  • scientist
  • crescent
  • discipline
  • fascinate
  • scent
  • ascent
  • descent
  • scenery
  • scissors (Anxious Austen)

 

Week beginning 7th February 2022

 

This week, we are learning words which are nouns that end with the suffix -ation.

 

  • information
  • preparation
  • education
  • exaggeration (exaggerate - Bicycle Bernard Shaw)
  • imagination
  • organisation
  • relegation
  • vibration

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from different bundles on the Sir Linkalot app and end in -ation.

  • accommodation (Diarrhoea Dickens)
  • hallucination (Medieval Milne)

Week beginning 31st January 2022

 

This week, we are learning challenge words from the statutory spelling list that do not fit with any of our spelling pattern learning this year.

 

  • knowledge (Bicycle Bernard Shaw bundle)
  • therefore
  • suppose
  • separate (Diarrhoea Dickens bundle)
  • difficult
  • different (Weird Wordsworth bundle)
  • history
  • purpose
  • length and strength (Orange Orwell bundle)

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

Week beginning 24th January 2022

 

This week, we are continuing to learn homophones or near homophones - these are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

 

  • cereal
  • serial
  • check
  • cheque
  • through (Patient Potter bundle)
  • threw
  • draft
  • draught
  • stares
  • stairs

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

 

 

Week beginning 17th January 2022

 

This week, we are learning homophones or near homophones - these are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

 

  • aloud
  • allowed

 

From the Discreet Dahl bundle,

  • accept
  • except
  • affect 
  • effect

 

From the Loose Lear bundle,

  • weather
  • whether
  • whose
  • who's

 

There are no additional Linkalot words this week.

Week beginning 10th January 2022

 

This week, we are trying to tackle some really tricky words that link to our new topic.

 

  • Egypt (This is a proper noun so must have a capital letter!)

 

From the Spaghetti Shakespeare bundle,

  • ancient 
  • character

 

From the Medieval Milne bundle,

  • pharaoh
  • archaeologist

 

 

 

Week beginning 6th December 2021

(This is our last set of spellings this year - there are only 8 for you to learn.)

 

This week, we are learning words that begin with the prefix sub- (meaning below or under) or super- (meaning above). 

 

Check out the 'sub' video on the Para Pepys bundle.

 

  • submerge
  • subheading
  • submarine
  • subordinate
  • subway
  • superman
  • supervise
  • superpower

 

Week beginning 29th November 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that contain the letter string 'ough', making a long /o/, /oo/ or /or/ sound.

 

Check out the 'ways to pronounce 'ough'' video on the Compound Christie bundle.

 

  • though
  • although
  • dough
  • through (Patient Potter bundle)
  • thought (Christmas Carroll bundle)
  • bought and brought (Christmas Carroll bundle)
  • fought

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from the Christmas Carroll bundle on the Sir Linkalot app.

  • Christmas 
  • million

 

Week beginning 22nd November 2021

 

This week, we are learning challenge words from the statutory spelling list that do not fit with any of our spelling pattern learning this year.

 

  • interest (Patient Potter bundle)
  • experiment
  • potatoes
  • favourite
  • imagine
  • material
  • promise
  • opposite
  • minute
  • increase

 

There are no additional Sir Linkalot spellings this week.

Week beginning 15th November 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that end with /shun/ using the letter string -cian where the root words end with -c or -cs. 

 

Check out the 'words ending in a shn' sound video on the Compound Christie bundle and the 'words ending -cian' on Double Dumas.

 

  • musician
  • politician
  • electrician
  • magician
  • mathematician
  • statistician
  • technician
  • beautician

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from the Bicycle Bernard Shaw bundle on the Sir Linkalot app.

  • column
  • equipment

Week beginning 8th November 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that end with /shun/ using the letter string -tion where the root words end with -te, -t or has no definite root word. 

 

Check out the 'words ending in a shn' sound video on the Compound Christie bundle and the 'words ending -tion' on the Humorous Hemingway bundle.

 

  • invention
  • injection
  • action
  • question (Orange Orwell bundle)
  • attraction
  • translation
  • mention
  • position

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from the Spaghetti Shakespeare bundle on the Sir Linkalot app.

  • spaghetti
  • competition

Week beginning 1st November 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that end with /shun/ using the letter string -ssion where the root words end with -ss or -mit. Check out the 'words ending in a shn' sound video on the Compound Christie bundle.

 

  • expression
  • discussion
  • confession
  • permission
  • possession (possesses - Spaghetti Shakespeare)
  • admission
  • transmission
  • profession (Determined Duffy bundle)

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from the Spaghetti Shakespeare bundle on the Sir Linkalot app.

  • session
  • stomach

Week beginning 18th October 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that end with /shun/ using the letter string -sion where the root words end with -de or -se. Check out the 'words ending in a shn' sound video on the Compound Christie bundle.

 

  • division
  • invasion
  • confusion
  • decision
  • television
  • revision
  • explosion
  • collision

 

Our Linkalot words this week come from the Weird Wordsworth bundle.

  • chocolate
  • because

 

Week beginning 11th October 2021

 

This week, we are learning about homophones and near homophones. It is super important this week that you know the meaning of each word so that you know which one is which in your check!

 

  • medal
  • meddle
  • missed
  • mist
  • scene
  • seen
  • board
  • bored
  • which
  • witch

 

There are no additional Sir Linkalot words this week as we have 10 homophone words.

Week beginning 4th October 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that contain the il- prefix (before a root word beginning with 'l') and the ir- prefix (before a root word beginning with 'r').

 

  • illegal
  • illegible
  • illiterate
  • irregular
  • irrelevant (relevant is on Graffiti Greene)
  • irresponsible
  • irrational
  • irresistible

 

Our two common exception words this week come from the Pear Poe bundle on Sir Linkalot. 

 

  • there
  • their

 

BONUS WORD: illogical

 

Week beginning 27th September 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that contain the im- prefix (where the root word starting with 'm' or 'p'). 

 

  • immature
  • impossible
  • immortal
  • imperfect
  • impatient
  • impolite
  • important
  • improper

 

Our two common exception words this week come from the Broccoli Bronte bundle on Sir Linkalot.

 

  • immediately
  • February (must have a capital letter!)


Week beginning 20th September 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that contain the in- prefix (which means 'not'). 

 

  • inactive
  • incorrect
  • insecure
  • incomplete
  • infinite
  • inedible
  • inability
  • indecisive

 

Our two common exception words this week come from the Blue Blyton bundle on Sir Linkalot.

 

  • people
  • friend

 


Week beginning 13th September 2021

 

This week, we are learning words that contain the /aw/ sounds spelt with the letter strings 'augh' and 'au'. 

 

  • caught
  • naughty
  • daughter
  • autumn (Broccoli Bronte)
  • clause
  • cause
  • astronaut
  • author (Patient Potter)

 

Our two common exception words this week come from the Weird Wordsworth bundle on Sir Linkalot.

 

  • August (This must have a capital letter!)
  • weird

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • science (Patient Potter bundle)
  • explanation (Determined Duffy)
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