Spellings

Each week we will provide the children with spellings to learn. These spellings will be given out on a Monday and then practiced in a spelling check the following Monday. 

 

Summer Term Spellings 

 

23.04.18 Year 3 Spellings ( To be checked on 30.04.18)

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... words where a ‘ch’ makes a ‘sh’ sound.

The general rule is if a word has ch in it, it makes a ‘chuh’ sound. However, as usual with the English language there are lots of exceptions, and sometimes this combination of letters makes a ‘sh’ sound instead.

There are 8 spellings this week, learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check.

1. brochure

2. chef


3. chalet


4. crochet

5. quiche


6. machine

7. moustache

8. parachute

 

 

16.04.18 ( To be checked on 23.04.18)

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… words that contain the long /a/ sound (said like the letter name ‘A’) and spelt ei, eigh, or ey.

 

Very few words use these graphemes to spell the long /a/ sound, so we simply have to learn them.

 

There are 10 spellings this week (three from each different spelling).

 

Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check.

 

 

1. vein

2. reins

3. veil

4. weigh

5. eight

6. neighbour

7. they

8. obey

9. convey

10. reindeer

19.03.18

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... suffixes, and in particular, words with ly at the end.

Rule 1

We just add -ly to words ending in a consonant- independent + ly = independently

Rule 2

When we add -ly to words ending in -ful, it makes -fully (with double l)- wonderful +

ly = wonderfully

Rule 3

The same rule applies to other words ending in 'l' (makes a double 'l') accidental + ly

= accidentally

Rule 4

We keep the 'e' lone + ly = lonely

Rule 5

We change the 'e' to 'y' in words ending in the consonant + le patterns (-ble, -ple, - tle, -gle, -dle, -kle) responsible + ly = responsibly

Below are some words that use this ending, but there are others. This week we are focusing on rule 5. There are 10 spellings this week.

 

1.gently

2.simply

3.terribly

4.wrinkly

5.horribly

6.miserably

7.possibly

8.incredibly

9.probably

10. responsibly

12.03.18 

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… suffixes, and in particular, words with ly at the end.

Rule 1

We just add -ly to words ending in a consonant- independent + ly = independently

Rule 2

When we add -ly to words ending in -ful, it makes -fully (with double l)- wonderful + ly = wonderfully

Rule 3

The same rule applies to other words ending in 'l' (makes a double 'l') accidental + ly = accidentally

Rule 4

We keep the 'e' lone + ly = lonely

Rule 5

We change the 'e' to 'y' in words ending in the consonant + le patterns (-ble, -ple, -tle, -gle, -dle, -kle) responsible + ly = responsibly

 

Below are some words that use this ending, but there are others. This week we are focusing on rule 1 and rule 2. There are 10 spellings this week.

 

1.slowly

2.quietly

3.quickly

4.friendly

5.stupidly

6.weekly

7.beautifully

8.peacefully

9.faithfully

10.carefully

 

05.03.18

Year 3 Spellings


Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... words with  silent letters.

 

Below are some words that have silent letters, but there are others.

 

There are 10 spellings this week.

 

Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check.

 

 

1. handkerchief

2. knock

3. lamb
4. know

5. autumn

6. Wednesday

7. soften

8. build
9. wriggle

10. sword

 

26.02.18

Year 3 Spellings


Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... words with  silent letters.

 

Below are some words that have silent letters, but there are others.

 

There are 10 spellings this week.

 

Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check.

 

1. doubt

2. crumb

3. lamb
4. muscle

5. scent

6. kneel

7. known

8. sign
9. gnome

10. wrist

 

05.02.18

Year 3 Spellings

 Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… words where a ‘sc’ makes an ‘s’ sound.

All of these words originate from Latin. In the Roman times they would have been pronounced differently to how we do today as the c would have been heard.

Have a go at pronouncing these the Roman way at home!

There are 10 spellings this week. Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check.

 

1. science

2. scene

3. discipline

4. fascinate

5. crescent

6. scent

7. muscle

8. scissors

9. descend

10. ascend

 

29.01.18

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... words that use the short sound /u/ and are spelled with the letters ou.

Below are some words that include the letters -ou, but there are others. There is no particular rule with these words; we just need to learn them.

There are 10 spellings this week.

Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check. I may give you some other words that are not on the list to see if you can apply the rules.

1. young 2. touch 3. double 4. trouble 5. country

6. couple 7. rough 8. tough 9. enough 10. cousin

 

22.01.18

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... the letters ch used to spell the sound /k/.

There are 10 spellings this week that contain this pattern. I will be saying the words as they are written below.

Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check.

  1. scheme
  2. chorus
  3. chemist
  4. echo
  5. school
  6. anchor
  7. monarch
  8. stomach
  9. chaos
  10. ache

Challenge: Can you find any other words that contain ch to spell the k sound?

Go on to our class page to find some games to play to help you with this spelling pattern.

 

15.01.18                             Year 3 Spellings

 

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… suffixes –er and –est where you drop the y and add i.

 

We were learning all about suffixes at the end of last term, so let’s look further at the suffixes –er and –est where we have to drop the consonant y on a word to add an i.

 

For example, in the word ‘happy’, we drop the y and add an i to make the word ‘happier’.

 

Rules To Remember:

 

Rule 1: The suffix er should be used when you are comparing two things.

Example: Susan is shorter than Emily.

 

Rule 2: The suffix est should be used when you are comparing more than two things.

Example: Megan is the shortest girl in our class.

 

Rule 3: For two-syllable words ending in y (happy), the y should be dropped and an i should be added before adding the suffix est.

Example: Rosie is the funniest girl in my school.

 

There are 10 spellings this week. Learn what happens to the root words below when you add -er or- est

 

 

1. fancy

2. lazy

3. heavy

4. busy

5. grumpy

6. windy

7. jolly

8. fuzzy

9. noisy

10. curly

 

08.01.18                             Year 3 Spellings

 

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… suffixes –er and –est where you drop the y and add i.

 

We were learning all about suffixes at the end of last term, so let’s look further at the suffixes –er and –est where we have to drop the consonant y on a word to add an i.

 

For example, in the word ‘happy’, we drop the y and add an i to make the word ‘happier’.

 

Rules To Remember:

 

Rule 1: The suffix er should be used when you are comparing two things.

Example: Susan is shorter than Emily.

 

Rule 2: The suffix est should be used when you are comparing more than two things.

Example: Megan is the shortest girl in our class.

 

Rule 3: For two-syllable words ending in y (happy), the y should be dropped and an i should be added before adding the suffix est.

Example: Rosie is the funniest girl in my school.

 

There are 10 spellings this week. Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check.

 

 

1.happier

2.runnier

3.friendlier

4.waviest

5.hungrier

6.craziest

7.silliest

8.prettiest

9.luckiest

10. easier

 

04.12.17             -le suffix


Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... words with le at the end.

Many children are confused by ‘le’ and ‘el’ ending words (e.g. angel and angle). This week we will be looking at words that end in le.

Below are some words that use this ending, but there are others. Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check. I may give you some other words that are not on the list to see if you can apply the rule.

1. brittle

2. gentle

3. possible

4. article

5. trouble

6. bubble

7. particle

8. battle

9. castle

10. circle

20.11.17

Year 3 Spellings

 

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is...

Homophones.

 

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.

 

Below are some words that are pronounced the same, but have different spellings and meanings.

 

There are 11 spellings this week.

 

Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check where I will use the spellings in a sentence so you know which one is which.

 

Top tip: you may need to research what they mean!

 

1. there     their      theyre
2. meet     meat

3. see sea

4. whale wail

5. our hour

06.11.17

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is...

Homophones.

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.

Below are some words that are pronounced the same, but have different spellings and meanings.

There are 10 spellings this week (5 pairs of words).

Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check where I will use the spellings in a sentence so you know which one is which.

Top tip: you may need to research what they mean!

 

  1. knight
  2. night
  3. groan
  4. grown
  5. here
  6. hear
  7. mail
  8. male
  9. peace
  10. piece

 

 

 

31.10.17

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… Contractions.

In English you can use contractions to shorten a word by removing one letter or more and substituting an apostrophe in the same spot.

For example, if you remove ‘wi’ out of I will, and add in an apostrophe, you will then have I’ll. The resulting word is shorter and faster to say.

Below are some words that use an apostrophe to shorten the sound, but there are others. Learn the words below and on Monday 6th November we will be having a spelling check.

1. shouldn't

2. couldn’t

3. we’ll

4.weren’t

5. hasn't

6. didn't

7. mightn’t

8. mustn’t

9. would’ve

10. they've

 

Go to the Year 3 Spelling page via our class website to find some exciting and fun games to play!

 

W.C 09.10.17

Year 3 Spellings

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is... Contractions.


In English you can use contractions to shorten a word by removing one letter or more and substituting an apostrophe in the same spot. For example, if you remove ‘wi’ out of ‘I will’, and add in an apostrophe, you will then have “I’ll’. The resulting word is shorter and faster to say.

Below are some words that use an apostrophe to shorten the sound, but there are others.

Learn the words below and next Monday we will be having a spelling check.

1. don’t
2. can’t
3. isn’t
4. doesn’t
5. aren’t
6. haven’t
7. you’re
8. they’re
9. you’ll
10. wouldn’t

Go to the Year 3 Spelling page via our class website to find some exciting and fun games to play.

WC 02.10.17 

Our spelling focus for Grammar this week is… using the correct plurals.

 

The rule is if the word ends in a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) and a y then we just add s (e.g. journey/journeys).

 

But if the word ends in a consonant and a y then the y changes to

–ies (e.g. country/countries, jelly/jellies).

 

There are 10 spellings this week, but they have a twist - I want you to learn the rule, as I will only be saying the root word and you will have to decide if it needs an ‘s’ or ‘ies’.

 

Learn the words below and next Monday we will have a spelling check where you will apply the rules.

 

1. party

2. key

3. baby

4. city

5. try

6. memory

7. boy

8. tray

9. sky

10. body

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