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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

 

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.

 

 

In term 5 we will be applying our knowledge of words that have the suffix -ation and -ous in our writing. We will then be learning to spell words that end in the 'g' sound spelt -gue and words ending with the 'k' sound spelt 'que'.

Can you work out where the origin of these words comes from?

 

 

'g' spelt -gue 'k' spelt -que

-ation

-ous

league

fatigue

plague

rogue

vague

unique

antique

mosque

boutique

cheque

technique

 

information

adoration

sensation

preparation

location

exaggeration

concentration

imagination

creation

serious

fabulous

curious

gorgeous

various

furious

mysterious

famous

ridiculous

adventurous

dangerous

poisonous

joyous

hazardous

perilous

momentous

tremendous

enormous

jealous

 

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.

 

Back Spellings - write your spelling word on a partner's back using your finger. Can they spell the word you are spelling? Then swap over!

 

 

Forwards, Backwards, Forwards - write your spelling word forwards then backwards and then forwards:

 

league    >    eugael    >    league

 

Vowels and Consonants - Write your spellings using two different colours, one for the vowels and one for the consonants. 

 

n t i q u e

 

 

 

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 5 Year 4 will be Punctuation Pros!

 

We have been learning the different rules for apostrophes and this term we are going to make sure we use them accurately in our writing. This will include re-reading our writing and editing it to ensure our apostrophes are in all the right places!

  • Contractions (when letters are missing e.g. had not > hadn't
  • Singular possession (to show one noun owns something)
  • Plural possession (to show more than one noun owns something) 

 

Play these games to practise using apostrophes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en29punc-game-beat-the-clock-apostrophes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en29punc-game-who-owns-what

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=apostrophes

 

When editing our writing we will also be make sure that we place commas in the correct places including for after fronted adverbials and to indicate direct speech.

 

Later that day, I walked into town.               (Commas after fronted adverbials)

The conductor shouted, "Sit down!"              (Commas after the reporting clause with direct speech)

"I need to get my watch," said the boy.  (Commas within inverted commas)

 

You can edit your writing at home either in home learning or any writing that you do to make sure you are an excellent editor!

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