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Children all learn differently and there is no ONE perfect method for learning spellings! Some like the Look Say Cover Write Check method and you could use the template below if you wanted to give this a try at home.

For checking on Monday 20th May:

 

This week, we are learning words that end in -ary.

 

boundary

dictionary

February

library

necessary

ordinary

primary

salary

secondary

summary

 

For checking on Monday 13th May:

 

This week, we are learning words with a /sh/ sound spelt 'ch' - many of our spellings originate from France.

 

  • chef
  • chalet
  • machine
  • brochure
  • crochet
  • ricochet
  • parachute
  • moustache
  • champagne
  • chute

 

For checking on Tuesday 7th May:

 

This week, we are learning challenge words from the statutory spelling list. There is no spelling rule or pattern this week.

 

  • address
  • breathe
  • busy
  • business
  • complete
  • extreme
  • forwards
  • fruit
  • heart
  • strange

 

For checking on Monday 29th April:

 

This week, we are learning to spell words ending in /g/ or /k/ sounds spelt 'gue' or 'que'.

 

  • league
  • plague
  • vague 
  • rogue
  • fatigue
  • technique
  • antique
  • mosque
  • cheque
  • unique

 

For checking on Monday 22nd April:

 

This week, we are adding the prefixes bi- (meaning 'two' or 'twice') and re- (meaning 'again' or 'back').

 

  • bicycle
  • biplane
  • bisect
  • bilingual
  • biannual
  • rebuild
  • repay
  • reapply
  • redecorate
  • reappear

 

For checking on Monday 15th April:

 

This week, we are looking at homophones again.

 

  • steal
  • steel
  • waist
  • waste
  • scent
  • sent
  • road
  • rode
  • vain
  • vein

For checking on Monday 18th March:

 

This week, we are looking at homophones again.

 

  • grate
  • great
  • grown
  • groan
  • plain
  • plane
  • peace
  • piece
  • rain
  • reign

For checking on Monday 11th March:

 

This week, we are adding the prefix mis- or dis- to change verb root words to the opposite, ‘not’ version.

 

  • mislead
  • misheard
  • misbehave
  • mistrust
  • misplace
  • disappear
  • disallow
  • disobey
  • dislike
  • disbelieve

 

For checking on Monday 4th March:

 

This week, we are using the letter string 'ch' to create the short /k/ sound.

 

  • scheme
  • chorus
  • echo
  • character
  • ache
  • chaos
  • stomach
  • chemistry
  • orchestra
  • technology

 

Apologies! We realised this week that some of the spellings on our PPT were actually American versions and also, we remembered that we had not gotten round to learning them before the holidays in class so they have been merged with this week's spellings for checking on Monday 26th February:

 

This week, we adding vowel-beginning suffixes (-ed, -ing, -er) to multi-syllable words, where the last syllable is unstressed (in this instance, you DO NOT double the final consonant) or where the last syllable is stressed (you DO double the final consonant).

 

  • gardener
  • gardening
  • focused
  • limited
  • offering
  • forgotten
  • beginning
  • preferred
  • occurred
  • forbidden

 

For checking on Monday 5th February:

 

This week, we are using the letter y to create the short /i/ sound.

 

  • myth
  • gym
  • Egypt
  • pyramid
  • mystery
  • hymn
  • system
  • symbol
  • lyric
  • typical

 

For checking on Monday 29th January:

 

This week, our spellings have no common spelling pattern. They are a selection of challenging words from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spelling list. Please practise these lots before Monday's test so that you can do your best in our test!

 

  • appear
  • arrive
  • believe
  • breath
  • continue
  • describe
  • group
  • height
  • often
  • women

 

For checking on Monday 22nd January:

 

We are continuing to create adverbs using the suffix -ly. This week, the root word ends with -ic or -al. To make the adverb, the suffix -ly is added (and we may need to add an -al too).

 

  • basically
  • frantically
  • dramatically
  • magically
  • tragically
  • comically
  • eventually
  • actually
  • accidentally
  • occasionally

 


For checking on Monday 15th January:

 

We are continuing to create adverbs using the suffix -ly. This week, the root word ends with -le. To make the adverb, the -le is replaced with the suffix -ly.

 

  • gently
  • simply
  • humbly
  • nobly
  • horribly
  • terribly
  • possibly
  • incredibly
  • comfortably
  • probably

 

For checking on Monday 4th December:

 

For our final spelling test of 2023, we will be looking at adverbs that are exceptions to the rules. (We have fewer spellings than usual as the coming weeks will be incredibly  busy and Y3 have songs and dances to practise!)
 

  • truly
  • fully
  • daily
  • publicly
  • shyly

 

 

For checking on Monday 27th November:

 

For the remainder of the term, we will be creating adverbs using the suffix -ly. This week, the root word is more than one syllable and ends with -y. To make the adverb, the -y is replaced with an -i before the suffix -ly is added.

 

  • happily
  • angrily
  • lazily
  • easily
  • busily
  • greedily
  • messily
  • wearily
  • cheekily
  • clumsily


For checking on Monday 20th November:

 

For the remainder of the term, we will be creating adverbs using the suffix -ly. This week, there is no change to the root word to do so.

 

  • kindly
  • quickly
  • safely
  • rudely
  • sweetly
  • strongly
  • bravely
  • firstly
  • finally
  • usually

 

 

 

For checking on Monday 13th November:

 

For the next two weeks, we will be learning homophones and near homophones.

 

  • berry
  • bury
  • break
  • brake
  • meet
  • meat
  • ball
  • bawl
  • fair
  • fare

 

 

For checking on Monday 6th November:

 

For the next two weeks, we will be learning homophones and near homophones.

 

  • here
  • hear
  • heel
  • heal
  • main
  • mane
  • mail
  • male
  • knot
  • not

 

 

For checking after half term on Monday 30th October:

 

We are learning words with the /ur/ sound spelt with 'ear'.

 

  • earth
  • early
  • earn
  • earl
  • learn
  • search
  • heard
  • pearl
  • unearth
  • rehearse

 

For checking on Monday 16th October:

 

We are learning words with the long /a/ sound spelt with 'ai'.

 

  • contain
  • brain
  • claim
  • faint
  • waist
  • praise
  • complaint
  • afraid

 

BONUS SPELLINGS! (Remember the CAPITAL LETTERS)

- Caitlin

- Daisy

For checking on Monday 9th October:

 

We are learning words with the long /a/ sound spelt with 'ey'.

 

  • hey
  • they
  • obey
  • grey
  • prey
  • whey
  • survey
  • disobey

 

For checking on Monday 2nd October:

 

We are learning words with the long /a/ sound spelt with 'ei' or 'eigh'.

 

  • eight
  • eighty
  • weight
  • neighbour
  • sleigh
  • vein
  • veil
  • beige

 

 

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