Spellings

New Spellings for week 15.01.2018

If the ending is pronounced as in confusion, then it should be spelled -sion. For example: collision; division; revision; persuasion; explosion; decision; seclusion.

When the ending comes after an -l, it's always spelled -sion: compulsion; revulsion; expulsion; emulsion; propulsion.

When the ending follows an -n or -r, it's often spelled -sion, especially if the word is related to one that ends in -d or -se. For example: immersion (from immerse); comprehension (from comprehend). Here are some more examples: aversion; conversion; apprehension; diversion; extension; version.

Nouns based on words that end in -ss or -mit always end in -sion: permission comes from permit and discussion comes from discuss.

  1. vision
  1. division
  1. version
  1. decision
  1. session
  1. inclusion
  1. mission
  1. explosion
  1. pension
  1. admission
  1. mansion
  1. exclusion
  1. revision
  1. invasion
  1. occasion

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 08.01.2018

Hyphens can be used to join a prefix to a root word, especially if the prefix ends in a vowel letter and the root word also begins with one.

  1. co-ordinate
  1. passer-by
  1. re-enter
  1. self-evident
  1. co-operate
  1. cross-reference
  1. co-own
  1. check-in
  1. re-elect
  1. close-up
  1. re-alignment
  1. co-operative
  1. pre-eminent
  1. re-iterate
  1. by-election

 

 

New Spellings for week 04.12.2017

The ough formation can be found in lots of words but has several different sounds. It is always the same 4 letters o–u–g–h.

  1. although
  1. bought
  1. rough
  1. tough
  1. enough
  1. cough
  1. though
  1. thorough
  1. plough
  1. brought
  1. coughed
  1. thought
  1. thoughtful
  1. dough
  1. through

 

 

New Spellings for week 27.11.2017

Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

There is often a lot of confusion about spelling words containing ie and ei. Just remember this rhyme: i before e, except after c when the sound is ee. So, if the sound rhymes with ee you use ie, unless there is a c. Then it's ei. For example: conceit - the sound is "ee" but it follows a c, so you use ei. science - the sound is not "ee" even though it follows a c, so you use ie. There are some exceptions which you must learn: seize, weird, either.

  1. caffeine
  1. counterfeit
  1. foreign
  1. financier
  1. forfeit
  1. glacier
  1. sovereign
  1. kaleidoscope
  1. weird
  1. neighbour
  1. leisure
  1. neither
  1. onomatopoeia
  1. seize
  1. protein

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 20.11.2017

‘fer’ words

When adding suffixes to ‘fer’ words:

  • If the ‘fer’ syllable is stressed, double the last letter before adding the suffix.
  • E.g. In the word prefer, the syllable ‘fer’ is stressed so when adding suffixes –ing or ed, the r letter is doubled.
  • In the fer syllable is not stressed, you just add the suffix.
  • E.g. In the word preference, the ‘fer’ syllable is not stressed, so you just add the suffic –ence without doubling the r.

 

  1. refer
  1. referring
  1. referral
  1. prefer
  1. preferring
  1. preferred
  1. transfer
  1. transferring
  1. defer
  1. deferred
  1. referred
  1. infer
  1. inferred
  1. inferring
  1. transferred

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 13.11.2017

The -ation suffix.

There are many words in English which end with -ation. This is a very useful pattern to learn. Here are just a few common examples.

 

  1. station
  1. valuation
  1. vacation
  1. operation
  1. location
  1. occupation
  1. nation
  1. education
  1. population
  1. illustration
  1. conversation
  1. frustration
  1. preparation
  1. situation
  1. foundation

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 06.11.2017

The -ance suffix.

This suffix (-ance) is used to make nouns from verbs e.g. performance from perform.  If the word is formed from a verb that ends in -y, -ure, or -ear, then the ending will be spelled -ance. For example: alliance (from ally), endurance (from endure), or appearance (from appear).

 

  1.  Romance
  1. Chance
  1. Instance
  1. Fragrance
  1. Balance
  1. Advance
  1. Substance
  1. Assistance
  1. Insurance
  1. Importance
  1. Guidance
  1. Finance
  1. Entrance
  1. Attendance
  1. Ambulance

 

 

New Spellings for week 30.10.2017

The ible and ibly suffix.

-ible words come from Latin and as a general rule, they do not leave the root word when removed, e.g. terr/ible. horr/ible, vis/ible. However, there are always exceptions - look at these: corrupt + ible = corruptible, destruct/ible, contempt/ible, perfect/ible, covertible, digestible (notice the -tible pattern. It's always great to see patterns and also to know and understand exceptions to rules.)

We also drop the 'e' with -ible: collapse + ible = collapsible, response + ible = responsible, sense + ible = sensible, reduce + ible = reducible

 

  1. bible
  1. flexible
  1. edible
  1. invisible
  1. visible
  1. accessible
  1. visibly
  1. possible
  1. terrible
  1. possibly
  1. terribly
  1. sensibly
  1. sensible
  1. responsibly
  1. responsible

 

 

New Spellings for week beginning 16th October

 

The –able/–ably endings are far more common than the –ible/–ibly endings. As with –ant and –ance/–ancy, the –able ending is used if there is a related word ending in –ation.

 

  1. Unusable
  1. Changeable
  1. Perishable
  1. Available
  1. Remarkable
  1. Suitable
  1. Cable
  1. Unable
  1. Miserable
  1. Vegetable
  1. Enjoyable
  1. Respectable
  1. Probable
  1. Reliable
  1. Enable

 

 

 

Spellings for week beginning 9th October

Use –ent and –ence/–ency after soft c, soft g and qu, or if there is a related word with a clear sound in the right position. There are many words, however, where the above guidance does not help. These words just have to be learnt.

 

  1. Disobedient
  1. Instrument
  1. Continent
  1. Contentment
  1. Ancient
  1. Urgent
  1. Complement
  1. Fragment
  1. Compliment
  1. Punishment
  1. Violent
  1. Impatient
  1. Unconfident
  1. Confident
  1. Obedient

 

 

 

 

Spellings for week beginning 2nd October

Use –ent and –ence/–ency after soft c, soft g and qu, or if there is a related word with a clear sound in the right position. There are many words, however, where the above guidance does not help. These words just have to be learnt.

 

  1. innocent
  1. present
  1. decent
  1. comment
  1. patient
  1. monument
  1. recent
  1. payment
  1. content
  1. urgent
  1. department
  1. argument
  1. moment
  1. crescent
  1. movement

 

Next spelling test date - 9th October

 

Spellings for week beginning 25.09.2017

The focus for this week is the –ant,–ance and –ancy suffix.

  1. Observant
  1. Observance
  1. Expectant
  1. Expectation
  1. Hesitant
  1. Observation
  1. Hesitation
  1. Tolerant
  1. Tolerance

10. Toleration

11. Substance

12. Infant

13. Pleasant

14. Distance

15. Brilliant

 

 

Well done to all the class for their spelling test today, I can see you have all been working hard to learn them!

Next spelling test: 02.10.2017

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