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.