Year 3 & 4 Spelling

20 March 2020

Posted on Friday 20 March 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have continued to learn about words ending in ly.

 

How could you convert these root words into words ending in ly?

 

 

important                   natural                       ordinary                     regular

 

 

strange                       simple                        frantic                         close

 

 

accidental                  basic                           busy

 

 

How did you do this?

 

add –ly                       drop ‘e’/ leave ‘e’ then add ly                     add –ally (words ending in c)

 

add- ily

 

06 March 2020

Posted on Friday 06 March 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have been learning about the –ful and –less suffixes.

 

Investigation:

 

How many different words can you make by adding –ful or –less to the following root words?

 

Example:  colour + ful = colourful

 

care                             colour                          spot                             rest

 

wire                             pain                             clue                             help

28 February 2020

Posted on Friday 28 February 2020 by Mr Gathercole

We have recently been studying different homophones – words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

 

Make a list of the different homophones you can think of and write each word into a sentence to demonstrate the correct use of the word.

 

break               brake

 

great               grate

 

their                 there                they’re

 

too                   to                     two

 

eight                ate                   weight              wait

 

 

Can you think of anymore?

07 February 2020

Posted on Friday 07 February 2020 by Mr Gathercole

Spelling :

 

This week we have been learning about the prefixes auto – and tele – .

 

autograph                                automobile                              telegraph

 

automatic                                automatically                           telegram

 

autobiography                        telephone                               television

 

teleport

31 January 2020

Posted on Friday 31 January 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have been learning to use the prefixes un- and dis-.

 

unable                                   unkind                                    unimportant

 

uncertain                               unwell                                    untidy

 

unpopular                              disadvantage                        disappear

 

disbelief                                 discontinue                           disable

 

Use each of these words in a sentence.

Can you list any more words using these prefixes?

24 January 2020

Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have been learning to use apostrophes for contractions. Don’t forget to put the apostrophe in the correct place! You wouldn’t want to get it wrong. Let’s be smart about it!

 

I’ll                                don’t                           you’re                         couldn’t

 

haven’t                       wouldn’t                     shouldn’t                   hasn’t

 

they’re                        aren’t                          let’s

 

hadn’t                         she’s                          he’s

 

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Can you think of any more examples?

17 January 2020

Posted on Friday 17 January 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have been learning about alternative phonemes for oa and oo.

 

Spelling list:

although

dominoes

ocean

thrown

tomatoes

balloon

continue

cube

rescue

super

10 January 2020

Posted on Friday 10 January 2020 by Mr Gathercole

This week we have been learning about alternative phonemes for ai, ee and igh.

 

Spelling list:

eight

breathe

extreme

disappeared

height

surprise

increase

straight

complete

strange

 

Use look, cover, write check to practise these words.

You will be tested on these on next week.

13 December 2019

Posted on Friday 13 December 2019 by Mrs McCormick

Friday 13 December 2019

Spelling Challenge:

Please learn the following words from the list below using the suffixes -ly, -er, -est.

Can you find any other words that could fit our spelling patterns?

 

luckily

luckier

luckiest

lonely

lonelier

loneliest

easier

easiest

easily

merrier

merriest

merrily

6 December 2019

Posted on Friday 06 December 2019 by Mrs McCormick

Spelling Challenge:

We have been looking at plurals and how spellings change when we change them from singular (1) to plural (more than 1).

county

country

city

loaf

knife

thief

counties

countries

cities

loaves

knives

thieves