Spellings

New Spellings for week 25.06.2018

This week’s spelling pattern is the ir prefix.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

 

  1. regular
  1. resistible
  1. irregular
  1. irresistible
  1. responsible
  1. irritate
  1. irresponsible
  1. reparable
  1. replaceable
  1. irreparable
  1. irreplaceable
  1. rational
  1. relevant
  1. irrational
  1. irrelevant

 

 

New Spellings for week 18.06.2018

This week’s spelling pattern is ch words with a s sound.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

  1. brochure
  1. quiche
  1. champagne
  1. ricochet
  1. chef
  1. chalet
  1. fuchsia
  1. chandelier
  1. machine
  1. chute
  1. moustache
  1. chateau
  1. parachute
  1. charade
  1. chauffeur

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 11.06.2018

This week’s spelling pattern is ch words with a k sound.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

 

 

  1. ache
  1. orchestra
  1. backache
  1. school
  1. earache
  1. stomach
  1. anchor
  1. technology
  1. chemical
  1. psychology
  1. choir
  1. orchid
  1. Christian
  1. chameleon
  1. mechanic

 

 

New Spellings for week 04.06.2018

This week’s spelling pattern is changing e to sion.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

  1. invasion
  1. persuasion
  1. revise
  1. conclude
  1. revision
  1. supervise
  1. erosion
  1. erode
  1. explode
  1. implosion
  1. conclusion
  1. persuade
  1. invade
  1. supervision
  1. explosion

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 21.05.2018

 

Suffixes are letters that can be added to the end of words to change their meaning.

• Adding the suffix -ation, turns a verb into a noun. E.g. ‘inform' becomes 'information'.

• If the word ends with 'ne', 've' or 're', drop the 'e' then add -ation. E.g. ’prepare' becomes 'preparation'.

 

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary. Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

 

  1. education
  1. translation
  1. foundation
  1. relation
  1. information
  1. operation
  1. creation
  1. conversation
  1. invitation
  1. nation
  1. sensation
  1. station
  1. decoration
  1. punctuation
  1. location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 14.05.2018

 

This week’s spellings are the sub and inter prefix.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary. Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

 

1. interfere

2. interrupt

3. internet

4. interview

5. submerge

6. subdivide

7. interactive

8. international

9. interact

10. subtract

11. submarine

12. interval

13. subway

14. subject

15. subheading

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 07.05.2018

This week’s spellings are for the mis prefix.

The prefix mis means wrong. For example, mistake or misunderstand.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary. Can you practise writing them in a sentence?

 

  1. fortune
  1. mishear
  1. count
  1. use
  1. read
  1. place
  1. misplace
  1. mistake
  1. mislead
  1. hear
  1. misread
  1. lead
  1. misuse
  1. misfortune
  1. miscount

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 30.04.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. stomach
  1. yacht
  1. sufficient
  1. variety
  1. suggest
  1. thorough
  1. sincerely
  1. sincere
  1. symbol
  1. temperature
  1. vegetable
  1. vehicle
  1. soldier
  1. twelfth
  1. system

 

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 23.04.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. pronunciation
  1. signature
  1. queue
  1. sacrifice
  1. recognise
  1. rhyme
  1. profession
  1. privilege
  1. recommend
  1. restaurant
  1. secretary
  1. shoulder
  1. programme
  1. rhythm
  1. relevant

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 16.04.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. occur
  1. muscle
  1. nuisance
  1. mischievous
  1. neighbour
  1. parliament
  1. physical
  1. marvellous
  1. opportunity
  1. necessary
  1. occupy
  1. lightening
  1. prejudice
  1. leisure
  1. persuade

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 26.03.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. identity
  1. frequently
  1. harass
  1. forty
  1. guarantee
  1. individual
  1. interrupt
  1. foreign
  1. immediately
  1. government
  1. hindrance
  1. familiar
  1. language
  1. explanation
  1. interfere

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 18.03.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. equip
  1. dictionary
  1. environment
  1. develop
  1. embarrass
  1. especially
  1. excellent
  1. determined
  1. equipped
  1. disastrous
  1. equipment
  1. desperate
  1. existence
  1. definite
  1. exaggerate

 

 

New Spellings for week 12.03.2018

 

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. controversy
  1. communicate
  1. conscience
  1. committee
  1. competition
  1. correspond
  1. critic
  1. cemetery
  1. convenience
  1. community
  1. conscious
  1. category
  1. curiosity
  1. bruise
  1. criticise

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 05.03.2018

This week’s spellings are key words for year 5.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. attached
  1. apparent
  1. ancient
  1. awkward
  1. available
  1. appreciate
  1. bargain
  1. average
  1. aggressive
  1. achieve
  1. immediate
  1. according
  1. amateur
  1. accompany
  1. accommodate

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 26.02.2018

 

There are literally hundreds of homophones in the English language and they can often be the reason why so many of us misspell words on a daily basis...even adults. So why are homophones so difficult? Homophone means ‘one sound.’ We have words in our language that sound the same but are spelt differently. Unfortunately, this also means that there are no hard and fast rules about how we can learn to spell them. All we can do is learn the different spellings and remember when to use them.

 

Most common homophone misspelt: there   their   they’re

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. stationery

9. desert

  1. stationary

10. practise

  1. witch

11. practice

  1. which

12. compliment

  1. vein

13. complement

  1. vane

14. advise

  1. vain

15. advice

  1. dessert

 

 

New Spellings for week 12.02.2018

Silent letters are the letters in words that are not pronounced but make a huge difference to the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of the whole word.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. sword
  1. wreak
  1. wrap
  1. wrench
  1. wrapper
  1. wriggle
  1. wren
  1. write
  1. wrestle
  1. playwright
  1. wrinkle
  1. wrath
  1. wrist
  1. wreckage
  1. wrong

 

 

New Spellings for week 05.02.2018

 

Silent letters are the letters in words that are not pronounced but make a huge difference to the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of the whole word.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. knead
  1. knot
  1. knee
  1. know
  1. kneel
  1. knowledge
  1. knew
  1. knuckle
  1. knife
  1. autumn
  1. knight
  1. column
  1. knit
  1. hymn
  1. knock

 

 

https://howtospell.co.uk/silentletters.php

 

Some more silent ‘h’ letters can be found at: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=341

 

https://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/list-of-words-with-silent-letters-in-english/#h

 

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 29.01.2018

 

Silent letters are the letters in words that are not pronounced but make a huge difference to the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of the whole word.

 

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

 

  1. handkerchief
  1. choir
  1. sandwich
  1. chorus
  1. Wednesday
  1. Christian
  1. ache
  1. Christmas
  1. anchor
  1. echo
  1. character
  1. orchestra
  1. chemistry
  1. school
  1. chord

 

 

https://howtospell.co.uk/silentletters.php

 

Some more silent ‘h’ letters can be found at: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=341

 

https://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/list-of-words-with-silent-letters-in-english/#h

 

 

 

New Spellings for week 22.01.2018

Silent letters are the letters in words that are not pronounced but make a huge difference to the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of the whole word.

For any words you are unsure about, please make sure you look up the definition in a dictionary.

  1. climb
  1. crescent
  1. comb
  1. descend
  1. lamb
  1. muscle
  1. limb
  1. scene
  1. subtle
  1. scent
  1. thumb
  1. scissors
  1. tomb
  1. isosceles
  1. ascend

 

https://howtospell.co.uk/silentletters.php

Some more silent ‘h’ letters can be found at: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list.cfm?wordlist=341

https://www.myenglishteacher.eu/blog/list-of-words-with-silent-letters-in-english/#h

 

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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