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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.

 

 

In term 6, we will then be learning to spell words that contain the 's' sound spelt 'sc'. We will also be learning the meaning and spelling of different homophones. Last term, we were very successful at applying our spelling words into our writing and we will continue to do this in term 6!

 

 

's' spelt 'sc' Homophones

ascend

crescent

descend

scent

scene / scenery

fascinate / fascination

science

scissors

weather / whether

scene / seen

accept / except

affect / effect

knot / not

ball /bawl

berry / bury

missed / mist

rain /reign / rein

whose / who's

 

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 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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