Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Below are our high frequency spelling words that we will be practising throughout the year during spelling lessons and then applying into our writing. You can practise these at home on Spelling Shed or by using some of our fun activities.
The spelling rules that we will be learning in Term Four include:
Revising and investigating common homophones e.g. bawl / ball, berry / bury, not / knot
RULE: 's' sound spelt 'sc', words such as science, scene, discipline, fascinate, crescent.
We will be practising spelling the words individually and also ensuring we apply them into our writing.
At home you can practise the spelling words through some of the fun games on this page, spotting these words whilst reading and whilst playing on 'Spelling Shed'.
It is really important the children have an understanding of the meaning of these words so that they know when they can apply it appropriately into their writing.
Which of these games 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.
Code breakers - turn your spellings into a secret code for others to solve.
Spaghetti spelling - practise your spelling words using food at home! Can you spell your spelling words using spaghetti letters or spaghetti pieces?
Punctuation and Grammar
During Term Two, we will continue to build on our use of expanded noun phrases from Term One (e.g. the teacher expanded to: the strict maths teacher with curly hair) as well as introducing the use of adverbials as sentence openers, including the correct use of commas following these (for example, Later that day, I heard the bad news.)
We will continue to focus on the use of paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme and ensuring the appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.
Terminology the children will begin to develop a deeper understanding of will include: