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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

 

Spelling

 

This term, we will be recapping some spelling rules from year 2, including adding the suffixes -ful, -less, -ment and -ness. We will also be looking at how adding these suffixes changes the root word's word class.

 

Keep an eye out on Spelling Shed for challenges set by Miss Bray and Miss Hamilton! Spelling Shed should be played daily. Can you get on to your class leader board?

 

Can you find any of these spellings in your reading book at home?

 

We will also be using dictionaries to check our spellings and the meanings for words. To do this we need to know how dictionaries work and how to use our phonics knowledge to find the words we are looking for. We also need to be confident in recalling our alphabet.

 

Try to practice looking for different words in a dictionary at home, possibly to learn the meaning of a difficult word in your home reading book.

 

 

Punctuation

This term we will be ensuring we use capital letters for proper nouns. Much of our focus for this will be editing our writing to check accurate capital letters and use of the other punctuation we already know.

Towards the end of the term we will be beginning to look at separating subordinate and main clauses using a comma.

 

You can practise capital letters using:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/capitalization.htm

 

Grammar

 

This term, we will be learning how to use subordinating time conjunctions in our writing such as: as, after, when, whenever, while, before, until, since.

 

 

You can practise conjunctions using:

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4047

 

When we edit our writing we will be checking our sentences make sense by reading them aloud.

 

 

 

Spelling Shed

As a school we use Spelling Shed to support spelling at home. Your child will have been sent home with their username and password in their home learning books. Spelling Shed has personalised spellings to practise for your child. You can also reach Maths Shed through this link.

 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html

 

In this document are common exception words children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 4

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