Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Below are our high frequency spelling words that we will be practising throughout the year using our spelling boxes and then applying into our writing. You can practise these at home using some of our fun activities.
Below are the spelling rules that we will be learning in term 2.
Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words of more than 1 syllable
Year 4 Homophones
Prefixes: sub-, inter-, super-, auto-
We will be practising spelling the words individually and also ensuring we apply them into our writing. At home you can practise the spelling words through some of the fun games on this page and also through spotting spelling words or words that fit the spelling rule in your reading book. It is really important the children have an understanding of the meaning of these words so that they know when they can apply it appropriately into their writing.
Year 4 Homophones
Adding suffixes beginning with
vowels to words
of more than 1 syllable
Prefer > preferred, preferring,
Forget > forgetting
Forgot > forgotten
Garden > gardener, gardening
Limit > limiting, limited, limitation
Begin > beginning, beginner
Spelling Games of the Term
Every term we will put up 3 different activities for you to try at home to help practise your spellings. Which ones can you try? Which is your favourite? Use either the year 3 and 4 high frequency words to practise or words from our spelling patterns that you have found or used in school.
Silly sentences - this is a great way to use homophones in context. Write the silliest sentences you can using as many of our spelling words. If you complete them at home, then bring them into school to share with the class.
Code breakers - turn your spellings into a secret code for others to solve.
Spaghetti spelling - practise your spelling words using food at home! Can you spell your spelling words using spaghetti letters or spaghetti pieces?
Punctuation and Grammar
During Term 3 Year 4 will be focusing on using inverted commas to show speech in our writing.
Where can you see inverted commas in your reading book? What punctuation is used? How is the speech separated from the main clause? What verbs have replaced 'said'?
We will also continue to build on our understanding of adverbials and fronted adverbials, using a comma to separate fronted adverbials from the following clause. We remember how to use a variety of adverbials in our writing with the acronym TRAMP: