Year 3 & 4 Spelling

21 January 2022

Posted on Friday 21 January 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning about contractions. Contractions are when two words are combined a letter(s) is omitted – and replaced with an apostrophe. We use contractions in our writing and our speech to be less formal. Your child should practise spelling these contractions…

Could not / couldn’t     are not / aren’t     I had / I’d     will not / won’t     has not / hasn’t     you have / you’ve     they are / they’re     have not / haven’t

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 28 January 2022 to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

14 January 2022

Posted on Friday 14 January 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been again practising alternative graphemes – different ways to write a sound. We’ve explored lots of different ways to write the ‘oo’ sound in the English language. To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

popular      regular      particular      peculiar      continue      although      though       suppose

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 21 January 2022 to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

07 January 2022

Posted on Friday 07 January 2022 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been again practising alternative graphemes – different ways to write a sound. We’ve explored lots of different ways to write the ai, ee, ie sound in the English language. To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

Increase      bicycle      decide      describe      exercise      guide      height      surprise

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 14 January 2022 to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

10 December 2021

Posted on Friday 10 December 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, because it’s the last week of term, we’d like you to practise any spellings you’ve had so far this year that you’re less confident with. Check out the spellings page of the website to see all the spellings we’ve covered in preparation for a recapping test on Thursday 16 December 2021.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

03 December 2021

Posted on Friday 03 December 2021 by Mr Catherall

Recently, we’ve been learning about suffixes at the end of words. This week, we’re mixing all our previous learning together. You child should practise the root words below and be able to add the correct suffixes to create a new word. For example, you can add –ing, -ed, -er to the root word crying, cried and crier but you cannot add –est to make criest. So, practise adding the suffixes –ed, -ing, -er and –est to these words…

busy        naughty       creepy       worry

 

sorry       funny            reply           carry

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 10 December 2021 to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

26 November 2021

Posted on Friday 26 November 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning all about how o make singular nouns plural. For example, we have one bus but two buses. A plural is more than one of something. There are a few different ways to make singular nouns plural – the list below covers lots of these. Your child should practise spelling the singular and plural of each noun (the plural is shown in brackets) in preparation for a test on Friday 03 December 2021.

 

address(es)

century(ies)

group(s)

ghurch(es)

lorry(ies)

jelly(ies)

wolf(ves)

roof(ves)

12 November 2021

Posted on Friday 12 November 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been practising adding the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to root words. To help them practise, your child should complete the table (one has been done for you) and then practise spelling the root words and the root words + the suffixes. 

root word -ed -ing
surprise surprised surprising
answer    
laugh    
learn    
smile    
notice    
help    
cry    

We will have a spelling test on Friday 19 November 2021.

06 November 2021

Posted on Saturday 06 November 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning and applying one of the main spellings rules: double up for a short vowel sound. Often, in the English language, when a vowel makes a short vowel sound, the consonant after is doubled up. To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

appear                different               difficult             possible

trapped                   happening                  opposite              arrive

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 12 November 2021 to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

15 October 2021

Posted on Friday 15 October 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning about some common homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings – this is one of the reasons why English spelling is super tricky!

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home. Because they’re homophones, it’s most useful to practise these in sentences. You could do this in the car, on a walk or around the table.

there, they’re, their, which, witch, to, two, too

We’ll test ourselves on Thursday 21 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.

08 October 2021

Posted on Friday 08 October 2021 by Mr Catherall

This week, we’ve been learning how the ‘ue’ sound can be spelled in lots of different ways. For example, in the word ‘conclude’, the letters ‘u-e’ make the ‘ue’ sound but in the word ‘popular’ it’s the letter ‘u’.

To help consolidate this learning, we’d like you to practise spelling these words at home.

continue, popular, June (notice the capital letter for a proper noun), regular, queue, rescue, conclude, amuse

We’ll test ourselves on Friday 15 October to see how we’ve got on.

For some tips and tricks on how best to practise your spellings at home, visit the Y3,4 spelling page on our website and click here.