30 September 2022

Friday 30 September 2022

This week, we’ve been learning one of our three key spelling rules: double up for a short vowel sound. There are many generalisations in the English language and this is one of them. But, we believe it’s one of the most important – there are, of course, some exceptions. The double up for a short vowel sound rule means that when there is a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) in a word we double up the consonant after it. For example, in the word ‘accident’ the ‘a’ is a short ‘ay’ sound so the consonant after it (c) is doubled up – a CC ident.

Practise spelling these words at home in preparation for our spelling test on Friday 07.10.22.

accident         address         appear         arrive         different         difficult         possible         opposite

For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.