Spelling

01 July 2022

Posted on Friday 01 July 2022 by Mark Mills

This week we have been learning about the word endings –ance and –ence. Please learn the following words for a test on Thursday 7th July

  • hindrance
  • apparent
  • convenience
  • excellent
  • existence
  • frequent
  • nuisance
  • sufficient

24 June 2022

Posted on Friday 24 June 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning how to spell words with unusual graphemes: que and gue. These words are tricky because they sound different to how they’re written. Practise these words at home in a way that suits you best.

antique          unique          mosque          picturesque          fatigue          league          dialogue          tongue

We’ll have a test on Friday 01 July 2022. For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.

 

24 June 2022

Posted on Friday 24 June 2022 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been reminding ourselves how to use apostrophes for contractions.

Use the words below and use their contracted forms in a sentence.

  • I am   –  I’m
  • do not – don’t
  • I will – I’ll
  • did not – didn’t
  • is not – isn’t
  • cannot – can’t
  • should not – shouldn’t
  • was not – wasn’t

17 June 2022

Posted on Friday 17 June 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning how to spell words with an unusual grapheme: sc. These words are tricky because they sound different to how they’re written. Practise these words at home in a way that suits you best.

science          ascent          descent          scissors          scent          scenery          fascinate       crescent

We’ll have a test on Friday 24 June 2022. For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.

17 June 2022

Posted on Friday 17 June 2022 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been learning about words that contain prefix roots such as photo, para and tele. Please learn them for a test on Thursday 23rd June

  • redesign
  • chronology
  • structure
  • dictionary
  • signalling
  • designation
  • assignment
  • geographically
  • automatic

17 June 2022

Posted on Friday 17 June 2022 by Mr Gathercole

To practise your spellings this week, have a go at rainbow writing. You might use a different colour for each word, a different colour for each letter in a word or even try something like this…

 

Y!:    grander     grandest     fresher     freshest      slower     slowest     quicker     quickest     smaller     smallest

 

Y2:   camel     tunnel     towel     squirrel     metal     pedal     capital     animal     hospital

10 June 2022

Posted on Friday 10 June 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning how to spell words with the ‘gn’ and ‘kn’ graphemes – these are tricky because they have a silent letter in them! We’d like you to practise these words at home.

Knot       knee       knead       known       gnome       gnaw       gnarl       reign

We’ll have a test on Friday 17 June 2022. For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.

10 June 2022

Posted on Friday 10 June 2022 by Mark Mills

This week, we have been learning about prefixes and suffixes. Learn the following words for a test next week on Thursday 16th June.

  • reattached
  • unfinished
  • definitely
  • detachment
  • infinitely
  • reattachable
  • attachment
  • finalist

10 June 2022

Posted on Friday 10 June 2022 by Mr Gathercole

Year 1:

This week, we’ve been working on the suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’ that can be used at the end of adjectives.

  • grander
  • grandest
  • fresher
  • freshest
  • slower
  • slowest
  • quicker
  • quickest
  • smaller
  • smallest

Y2:

We’re continuing to look at the ‘l’ sound.  As well as the ‘le’ digraph that we’ve worked on recently, the sound can also be made with ‘el’ and ‘al’.

  • camel
  • tunnel
  • travel
  • towel
  • squirrel
  • metal
  • pedal
  • capital
  • animal
  • hospital

20 May 2022

Posted on Saturday 21 May 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning about adding homophones – words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. This is one of the many aspects of the English language that is so tricky. In order to read, write and spell accurately we need to have a good understanding of homophones. This week, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home. Because of the different meanings, it’s best to practise these words in sentences.

piece          peace          main          mane          fair          fare          where          wear

We’ll have a test on Friday 27 May 2022. For some creative ideas on how to make learning spellings more fun, check out our super spelling strategies guide on the website.