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Spellings

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

Practise session.

 

 

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.

Week 1: 9th September

 

 

Statutory words (YR3/4 list)

Practise the first 5. If you are confident challenge yourself to the next 5.

 answer

learn

bicycle

questions

centre

suppose

guide

therefore

knowledge

minute

Week 2 16th September

The core list is below. If you are learning them well, then your challenge is to see if you can change each of the words by adding a suffix (or prefix) to them.

Autumn wk2

 

Statutory words

(yr3/4 list)

 

decide

guide

important

learn

natural

notice

possible

Spellings for Wk 3   23/9/22

Autumn wk3

 

Exploring the suffix

-ation

 

Challenge:

Here’s more. What do these tier 2 words mean?

Can you change the suffix to make a new word?

germination

fertilisation

information

pollination

creation

illustration

duration

 

preparation

 

 

 

Spellings for Wk 4   30/9/22 (Sorry for it running to the other side of the page!)

Autumn 1 wk4

 

Exploring the phoneme (sounds) written as

-sure, -ture

Challenge:

These graphemes make a similar sound

measure

richer

adventure

teacher

pleasure

stretcher

creature

catcher

furniture

temperature

picture

 

 

Spellings for WK. 5

Autumn 1

Wk 5

Statutory words (yr4/5 list)

 

Challenge:

Can you find the root word or change it by adding a prefix of suffix?

according

 

curiosity

 

familiar

 

identity

 

immediately

 

leisure

 

suggest

 

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