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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

 

Spelling

 

This term, we will be focusing on the new spelling rule of adding prefixes to words. We will be looking at the prefixes un- mis- dis- re- and pre- and their meanings. Can you find any of these spellings in your reading book at home?

 

un-

(not)

mis-

(wrong)

dis-

(negative)

re-

(again or back)

pre-

(before)

unhappy

unfair

unafraid

unsafe

unable

unaware

unfortunately

misfortune

mishap

misbehave

mishear

misjudge

disagree

disappear

disappoint

dislike

dishonest

reappear

redo

react

rebuild

recall

recycle

preview

prearrange

premade

premix

 

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

 

 

Punctuation

Inverted commas are used to show direct speech, the words that are spoken by a person or character. In our writing we need to use inverted commas to show when a person is talking. We will also be discovering different words for said to make our writing more interesting.

 

For example:

Grandpa Joe said "You mean to say I've never told you about Mr Willy Wonka and his factory?"

"Never" answered little Charlie. 

 

 

Grammar

 

This term, we will be learning how to use co-ordinating conjunctions in our writing.

 

 

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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