Spellings: The children will have 3 dedicated lessons to their spellings each week. It will follow a clear pattern.
Lesson 1 - Friday spelling check-up.
New spellings given out and stuck in their planner. The children will explore the meaning of the words and the etymology of the words (origin). They will build on their 'sound button' skill by exploring the graphemes used.
This will help them deconstruct and reconstruct the words.
Lesson 2 - Monday
The children will explore changing the meaning and the word class by considering the root of the word and then adding prefixes and suffixes.
Lesson 3 - Thursday
How to help at home: Enjoy the exploration of the words. There will be core words and a challenge. Some children will benefit from consolidating just the core words. Moving to the challenge will overload their learning. Build confidence. Others may enjoy the challenge exploration but only is they are secure on the core words. If your child is struggling with these, reduce the quantity.
The chosen words are either taken from the statutory word lists or they are developing an understanding of suffixes and prefixes. Remember, tests don't teach! Mini-verbal check-ups along the way are proven to be an effective way of embedding the knowledge.
Yr4 and 5. These are challenging. Can you find root words in some?
Yr5 silent letters
Don't move on to the other year group unless you are secure.
These spellings are for both year groups.
What do these prefixes mean?