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Spelling lists

This is our year groups spelling list that our children will be learning to read and spell (independently in a spelling test and in their writing). It is the list of words that each child should be able to spell by the end of their current class year.

 

across

 

busy

 

even

 

half

 

let’s

 

only

 

stopped

 

use

 

again

 

can’t

 

every

 

head

 

liked

 

other

 

suddenly

 

want

 

animals

 

child

 

everybody

 

home

 

live

 

over

 

sugar

 

wanted

 

another

 

children

 

eye

 

horse

 

lived

 

parent

 

sure

 

we’re

 

any

 

Christmas

 

father

 

hour

 

magic

 

please

 

that’s

 

which

 

baby

 

climb

 

find

 

how

 

many

 

poor

 

there’s

 

who

 

bear

 

clothes

 

floor

 

I’ll

 

mind

 

pretty

 

these

 

whole

 

beautiful

 

coming

 

floppy

 

I’ve

 

money

 

prove

 

things

 

wild

 

because

 

couldn’t

 

fly

 

improve

 

most

 

rabbit

 

think

 

window

 

before

 

didn’t

 

found

 

jumped

 

mother

 

really

 

thought

 

work

 

behind

 

different

 

gave

 

key

 

mouse

 

shouted

 

through

 

 

better

 

door

 

gone

 

kind

 

move

 

small

 

tree

 

 

both

 

each

 

great

 

know

 

narrator

 

snow

 

two

 

 

break

 

eat

 

grow

 

laughed

 

new

 

steak

 

us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Rules

Each year group has a set of spelling rules.

These are the spelling rules that our children will be learning.

I will put in the box at the end as we have taught it so you can see when your children are learning each one!

The /dʒ/ sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, i and y

badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge, age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village, gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy jacket, jar, jog,

 

 

The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y

race, ice, cell, city, fancy

Taught

The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words

knock, know, knee, gnat, gnaw

Taught

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap

Taught     

 

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –le at the end of words

table, apple, bottle, little, middle

 

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –el at the end of words

camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel

 

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words

metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal

 

Words ending –il

pencil, fossil, nostril

 

The /aɪ/ sound spelt –y at the end of words

cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July

Taught

Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries

Taught

Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in y with a consonant before it

copied, copier, happier, happiest, cried, replied

…but copying, crying, replying

Taught

Change the y to an i.

Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it

hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny

Taught

Drop the e then add the suffix!

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter

patting, patted, humming, hummed, dropping, dropped, sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner, runny

Taught

The /ɔ:/ sound spelt a before l and ll

all, ball, call, walk, talk, always

Taught

The /ʌ/ sound spelt o

other, mother, brother, nothing, Monday

 

The /i:/ sound spelt –ey

key, donkey, monkey, chimney, valley

 

The /ɒ/ sound spelt a after w and qu

want, watch, wander, quantity, squash

 

The /ɜ:/

sound spelt or after w

word, work, worm, world, worth

 

 

The /ɔ:/

sound spelt ar after w

war, warm, towards

 

The /ʒ/

sound spelt s

television, treasure, usual

 

The suffixes –ment, –ness, –ful , –less and –ly

enjoyment, sadness, careful, playful, hopeless, plainness (plain + ness), badly, merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily

Taught

Contractions

can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll

Taught

The possessive apostrophe (singular nouns)

Megan’s, Ravi’s, the girl’s, the child’s, the man’s

Taught

Words ending in –tion

station, fiction, motion, national, section

Taught

Homophones and near-homophones

there/their/they’re, here/hear, quite/quiet, see/sea, bare/bear, one/won, sun/son, to/too/two, be/bee, blue/blew, night/knight

 

 

Morning spelling

Every morning the children will be taught different spelling rules and tricky words from the Year 2 compulsory list. They will also have time to practice these before register.

 

In our curriculum, spelling section there is a list of all the BIG SPELL words which your child will be learning, so you can practise these at home. There is also an ideas section so that you can try fun and different ways to practise the spellings.

 

Phonics

We use Phonics Play to enrich our phonics curriculum. www.phonicsplay.co.uk

If you would like to access this resource at home please see the team for the school's login details.


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