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Literacy

When we teach our children Literacy, we always ensure that there is a secure link between reading, writing and phonics. Our children understand that if they can read a word, then they can also write the word too.

 

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

 

BIG SPELL

Every morning the children will have the opportunity to practise their Big Spell words. These are a list of ten words that the children will be learning and be checked on every week. They will bring some of the spelling words home to practise.

 

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.

 

Reading

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We subscribe to the Bug club which is an online reading resource. This exciting website has books, games and rewards for the children. The children all have their own individual log on so that we can make sure that the things on their site are just right for them. The children all have books at the correct level for them to read and there are questions for them to answer about the books. Correct answers will earn coins and jewels to spend in the site on rewards! If you would like to ask any questions about how to use it or if the children have forgotten their username or passwords, please feel free to see us either before or after school.

 

Grammar and Spelling Bug Club

The children can also play games on the Grammar and Spelling Bug Club section. This compliments the learning that we undertake in school.

 

Our key author

Each term we will have a key author or novel study book.

In the first half term we will be studying The rabbits by Shaun Tan. In the second, The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes.

 

Year 4 Book List.

 

This is a list of books which we hope your child will enjoy reading. The books cover a wide interest and ability range and it is not meant to be definitive, or to circumscribe the books your child reads. We hope you find these suggestions informative and helpful in promoting the reading habit. There are more links in the Literacy Learning Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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