Spellings for this week are words with a double consonant. The words form part of the statutory spelling list for Year 3 and Year 4. The spelling test will now be next Monday 7th December.
Spellings for this week are Geography based. Included are the five oceans we are looking at as we learn about climate and how the oceans affect this.
Spellings for next week (wk beginning 16/11/20) are focusing on the different ei sounds spelt ey, eigh, ei.
This week's spellings are science related to help with our new topic of Changing State.
This week's spellings introduce prefixes. Prefixes are letters that go before a root word to create a different meaning; most cases it is the opposite. Prefixes this week are il, im, in, ir. There are eight spellings this week, some of which will be used in our English work on speeches. Ideas for learning spellings: spelling patterns, word in a word, rainbow writing, pyramid writing.
Next week, during our grammar lessons, we will be learning about contractions. To support this, please learn the spellings below. You will need to learn the contraction and the expanded words.
Whilst we were investigation dates in Roman Numerals, we discovered that some children were unsure about the order of the months of the year. We have therefore used the months for our spellings this week. When being tested, the teacher will say a number from 1-12 and the children will need to write down the associated month, e.g. 3 would be March, 5 would be May. Like last week, the children must make sure that they are using capital letters for each month.
This week in our spellings, we will be focusing on words that we are using in our topic work. It is important that the children use a capital letter at the start of proper nouns. If they fail to do this, their spelling will be marked as incorrect!
This week, we will be focusing on commonly misspelt words. The majority of these words will also be useful in our Newspaper Reports next week.
If you are struggling to support your child with their spellings at home, here is a website which goes through a range of strategies that you could use: https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-school-spelling-strategies.
This week we have been learning about homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different meaning and are spelt differently. Next week, the spelling test will be based on homophones. There are ten spelling below. Please do not worry if your child is struggling to learn all of these spellings. After this week, we will assess the children and the spellings will be differentiated depending on each child’s ability. Please make sure that your child knows the meaning of each work and can use each one in the correct context. We will be putting the words in sentences for the test.