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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

 

Spelling

 

This term, we will be looking at homophones this term:

 brake/break, fair/fare, grate/great, groan/grown, here/hear, heel/heal/he'll, mail/male, main/mane, meat/meet, peace/piece, plain/plane

 

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 continuing to look at inverted commas.

 

You can practise using inverted commas using:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

 

Can you find inverted commas in your reading book? What synonyms for said are there? What other punctuation is used for direct speech?

 

You can practise using all types of punctuation with:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

 

Grammar

 

This term we are going to be looking at word families. Word families are groups of words that are linked together by the root word but have suffixes and prefixes added to them.

 

For example, a word family for the word

MOVE

removed

prefix       root word      suffix

 

Other words in this word family could be:

moved

remove

moving

movement

mover

removal

removing 

 

How many words can you think of in the word families for these words:

Do

Cover

Walk

 

 

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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