16 July 2021
This week, we’ll continue to recap some common homophones. Homophone are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.
of off its it’s
great grate break brake
To keep it fun, practise these spellings in different ways, check out the ‘super spelling strategies’ on this week’s spelling post (go to the Scholes website, learn more, spelling, Year 3 & 4). Children should practise in preparation for a test on Friday 23 July 2021.
Fancy a challenge? Use these words in sentences. Or, create silly sentences using as many of them as you can – can you use them all?
09 July 2021
02 July 2021
The spellings this week are all words from the Year 3,4 National Curriculum spelling list. Click here for a link to the National Curriculum Spelling Appendix (the Y3,4 list of words is on page 16).
accidentally believe calendar decide disappear experiment imagine favourite
11 June 2021
This week, we’re learning about words spelt with c but have the s sound, e.g. exercise.
In the following list, identify the ‘s’ spelt with c sound and use the word in a sentence.
21 May 2021
This week and next, we’re learning about prefixes. They are letters that attach to the beginning of the word without changing the spelling of the root word.
In this week’s spelling practise, we have been learning im- and in-.
Here are the words:
14 May 2021
This week in spellings we have been learning how to add suffixes (letters added to the end of the word) and how the spelling of the word changes.
We’ve looked at different rules:
- double the last letter (shop becomes shopping)
- drop the e and add ing (decide becomes deciding)
- drop the y for and i
We also talked about some exceptions to this rule. Watch out for the ones that don’t quite fit the rule!
Task: Add the suffix to the root word and write the correct spelling. Think about which rule applies and watch out for the exceptions.
Choose a word from each line to write in a sentence.
Challenge: can you write a paragraph using all the words?
add -er add -ing add -ed
give ________ __________ ____________
cry ________ __________ ____________
grab ________ __________ ____________
decide ________ __________ ____________
sprint ________ __________ ____________
copy ________ __________ ____________
10 May 2021
Next week, we’ll be recapping our learning about adding suffixes. Complete these activities.
29 April 2021
Next week, we’re learning about apostrophes for possession. There isn’t a list of words to learn. Instead, your child has a task to complete.
23 April 2021
The spellings this week all contain the or phoneme. This phoneme can be spelled in lots of different ways. We’re focusing on or, aw, au, augh, ough.
26 March 2021
This week, we are learning about words that end in sure. Here is the list of words that you need to learn.