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Spelling

 

Below are our high frequency spelling words that we will be practising throughout the year. You can practise these at home using some of our fun activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Below are the spelling rules that we will be learning in term 1. They will recap year 3 spelling rules. We will also be learning the spelling rule of adding the suffix -ly:

 

-ly is added to an adjective to make an adverb

As –ly starts with a consonant, usually simply add to the root word.

 

Exceptions:

If the root ends in –y (with a consonant letter before it) change the y to i.

If the root ends with –le, change it to –ly.

 

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.

'i' sound spelt 'y'

'u' sound spelt 'ou' Year 3 Homophones

Endings that sound

like 'zh' and 'ch'

Pyramid

Egypt

Symbol

Mystery

Mysterious

Mystic

Touch

Young

Double

Country

Rough

Tough

Enough

Flourish

Trouble

brake/break

fair/fare

grate/great

groan/grown

here/hear

heel/heal/he'll

mail/male

main/mane

meat/meet

peace/piece

plain/plane

Treasure

Measure

Pleasure

Closure 

Leisure

 

Picture

Nature

Creature

Moisture

Adventure

Furniture

 

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.

 

Picture words - turn your spellings into a picture that shows the meaning of the word e.g. weather could be made into the picture of a raining cloud (with the letters forming the rain).

 

 

Board games - create your own spelling board game at home, what ever word you land on you have to spell correctly to stay in that space. Bring your games into school for everyone to play in class!

 

 

 

High Frequency Words - These words are from Key Stage 1 high frequency words which we are checking we definitely spell correctly!

Punctuation and Grammar

 

During Term 1 Year 4 will be Punctuation Pros and Word Class Wonders!

 

We will briefly be recapping our understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. We will ensure we use capital letters for proper nouns especially as we write about Egypt and the boy king Tutankhamun.

 

In our writing, we will also be using subordinating conjunctions in our writing as we write in the role of characters and mummification instructions.

 

Although      While     Whilst     Even though     Despite      Due to     

Because of      Wherever     However     So     So that

 

The following website explains what subordinating conjunctions are and how to use them:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zqk37p3

 

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