Friday 29 November 2019
This week, we will be focussing on using apostrophes to show possession. In the English language, we can use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone. For example, David’s bike. The apostrophe here tells the reader that the bike belongs to David. To help children to practise using apostrophes for possession, they should add, or remove, apostrophes in the paragraph below to make it correct. Children should have done this by Friday 06 December 2019.
On Sunday, Anthony went over to Jonhs house to play basketball. They
played a game of one-on-one. At the end of the game, Anthonys score was
six, but Johns score was eight. John was the winner. After the game, the boy’s
went inside to have some snacks’ and watch television. They played with
John’s new puppy. The puppys name is Fido. Fido’s ears are long and floppy
and he wag’s his tail non-stop! The boy’s had a great day. Johns mum is going
to ask Anthonys mum if Anthony can come over again next weekend.
Friday 08 November 2019
This week, we will be focussing on the ‘ough’ letter string. This common string of letters can make a range of sounds. Children should practise spelling the words below in preparation for a spelling test on Friday 15 November 2019.
Friday 18 October 2019
This week, our spellings focus is homophones (words that sound the same but have a different meaning. This week, children should practise spelling the words below in preparation for a test on Thursday 24 October 2019.
Friday 11 October 2019
This week, our spellings focus is adding prefixes. A prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a word, often to change the meaning. Children should make a table including words they know begin with the prefixes um, un, dis, im. For an extra challenge, children could write a short story using some of the words from the table. Children should be ready for a test on Friday 18 October 2019.
Friday 27 October 2019
This week, will be focussing on the use of apostrophes for contraction. This occurs when we combine two words to be one – usually to change the formality of our writing/language.
I am = more formal
I’m = less formal
As this is revision of a previously taught rule, we’d like children to be confident using all of the below words. This may seem a lot but most of this has been taught since much lower down school. We want children to focus more on the ones they find trickiest. Evidence any revision in homework books. A selection of these words will be tested on Friday 04 October 2019.
Friday 20 September 2019
Our spellings this week focus on an important spelling rule: drop the y for an i. This is a common spelling rule in the English language. In many root words ending in y, we change the y for an I when we change the word. For example, happy can be happier or happiest. This week, children should find words ending in y and explore how they can change the word – are there any exceptions to the rule? Here are a few words to get you started:
cry try worry copy funny
Friday 13 September 2019
Our spellings this week focus on an important spelling rule: double up for a short vowel sound. In our writing, lots of us are still not ‘doubling up’ for short vowel sounds. For example, when writing the word ‘hopping’, many of us might spell it ‘hoping’ which is incorrect. In this example, the ‘o’ makes a short vowel sound and so the next consonant ‘p’ needs to be doubled up. This is an especially significant error as it completely changes the meaning of the word. Children will be tested on these words on Friday 20 September 2019.
Friday 06 September 2019
This week, our spelling focus is homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently).
There, their they’re
to, too, two
where, wear, were
For homework, children will need to write a short story using all the homophones correctly.
Friday 28 June 2019
This week, we continue to focus on the spelling rule ‘drop the e for ing’. Children should practice spelling the words below in preparation for a test on Friday 05 July 2019.
Friday 14 June 2019
This week, we continue to focus on the spelling rule ‘double up for a short vowel sound’. After completing an activity last week, this week, children should learn the words below in preparation for a spelling test on Friday 21 June 2019.