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Y3 - 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.

address

 

disappear

 

height

 

quarter

 

appear (dis/re)

 

early

 

history

 

question

 

arrive

 

earth

 

interest

 

regular (ir)

 

bicycle

 

eight/eighth

 

learn

 

sentence

 

breath

 

famous

 

length

 

strange

 

breath

 

february

 

library

 

surprise

 

build

 

forward (s)

 

minute

 

therefore

 

busy/business

 

fruit

 

natural

 

weight

 

certain

 

group

 

often

 

woman/women

 

circle

 

guard

 

perhaps

 

 

continue

 

guide

 

possible (im)

 

 

different

 

heard

 

potatoes

 

 

difficult

 

heart

 

promise

 

 

Spelling Rules

Each year group has a set of spelling rules.

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

Rule

Example

N.N

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred gardening, gardener, limiting, limited, limitation

 

The /ɪ/

sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words

myth, gym, Egypt, pyramid, mystery

 

The /u/

sound spelt ou

young, touch, double, trouble, country

 

More prefixes dis, mis, in, re, sub, inter, super, anti, auto,

disappoint, disagree * misbehave, mislead

inactive, incorrect  * immature, immortal, impossible, irregular, irrelevant * redo, refresh, return subdivide, subheading interact, intercity supermarket, superman antiseptic, anti-clockwise *  autobiography

dis

mis

in

re

sub

inter

super

anti

auto

The suffix –ation

The suffix – ly

The suffix - ous

information, adoration, sensation,

sadly, completely, usually (usual + ly), finally (final + ly)

poisonous, dangerous e.t.c

     ation

ly

ous

Endings which sound like /ʃən/, spelt –tion, –sion, –ssion, –cian

invention, injection, action, hesitation, completion discussion, confession, permission, admission

expansion, comprehension, tension

musician,  magician, politician, mathematician

tion

sion

ssion

cian

Words with endings sounding like /ʒə/ or

measure, treasure, pleasure, enclosure, picture, nature, adventure

 

Endings which sound like /ʒən/

division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television

 

Words with the /k/ sound spelt ch (Greek in origin)

scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character

 

Words with the /ʃ/ sound spelt ch (mostly French in origin)

chef, chalet, machine, brochure

 

Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt –gue and the /k/ sound spelt –que

league, tongue, antique, unique

 

Words with the /s/ sound spelt sc (Latin in origin)

science, scene, discipline, fascinate, crescent

 

Words with the /eɪ/ sound spelt ei, eigh, or ey

vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, they, obey

 

Possessive apostrophe with plural words

girls’, boys’, babies’, children’s, men’s, mice’s

 

Homophones and near-homophones

accept/except, affect/effect, ball/bawl, berry/bury, brake/break, fair/fare, grate/great, groan/grown, here/hear, heel/heal/he’ll, knot/not, mail/male, main/mane, meat/meet, medal/meddle, missed/mist, peace/piece, plain/plane, rain/rein/reign, scene/seen, weather/whether, whose/who’s

 

 

Y4 - 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.

accident (ally)

experience

naughty

recent

actual (ly)

experiment

notice

reign

believe

extreme

occasion (ally)

remember

calendar

 

favourite

 

opposite

 

separate

 

caught

grammar

ordinary

special

centre

imagine

particular

straight

centaury

increase

peculiar

strength

complete (ion)

important

popular

suppose

consider (ion)

island

position

though/although

decide (ion)

knowledge

possess (ion)

thought

describe (ion)

material

pressure

through

enough

medicine

probably

various

exercise

mention

purpose

 

Spelling Rules

Each year group has a set of spelling rules.

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

Rule

Example

N.N

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred gardening, gardener, limiting, limited, limitation

 

The /ɪ/

sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words

myth, gym, Egypt, pyramid, mystery

 

The /u/

sound spelt ou

young, touch, double, trouble, country

 

More prefixes dis, mis, in, re, sub, inter, super, anti, auto,

disappoint, disagree * misbehave, mislead

inactive, incorrect  * immature, immortal, impossible, irregular, irrelevant * redo, refresh, return subdivide, subheading interact, intercity supermarket, superman antiseptic, anti-clockwise *  autobiography

dis

mis

in

re

sub

inter

super

anti

auto

The suffix –ation

The suffix – ly

The suffix - ous

information, adoration, sensation,

sadly, completely, usually (usual + ly), finally (final + ly)

poisonous, dangerous e.t.c

     ation

ly

ous

Endings which sound like /ʃən/, spelt –tion, –sion, –ssion, –cian

invention, injection, action, hesitation, completion discussion, confession, permission, admission

expansion, comprehension, tension

musician,  magician, politician, mathematician

tion

sion

ssion

cian

Words with endings sounding like /ʒə/ or

measure, treasure, pleasure, enclosure, picture, nature, adventure

 

Endings which sound like /ʒən/

division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television

 

Words with the /k/ sound spelt ch (Greek in origin)

scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character

 

Words with the /ʃ/ sound spelt ch (mostly French in origin)

chef, chalet, machine, brochure

 

Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt –gue and the /k/ sound spelt –que

league, tongue, antique, unique

 

Words with the /s/ sound spelt sc (Latin in origin)

science, scene, discipline, fascinate, crescent

 

Words with the /eɪ/ sound spelt ei, eigh, or ey

vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, they, obey

 

Possessive apostrophe with plural words

girls’, boys’, babies’, children’s, men’s, mice’s

 

Homophones and near-homophones

accept/except, affect/effect, ball/bawl, berry/bury, brake/break, fair/fare, grate/great, groan/grown, here/hear, heel/heal/he’ll, knot/not, mail/male, main/mane, meat/meet, medal/meddle, missed/mist, peace/piece, plain/plane, rain/rein/reign, scene/seen, weather/whether, whose/who’s

 

 


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