We continue the focus on different prefixes this week with sub- and inter-. As per the last few weeks, the children will not know the exact words on which they will be tested but each word will be able to have one of the prefixes added on. Some dictionary research and a good understanding of what the prefixes and different root words mean will help them out this week.
For the next few weeks, the Y4s will be revising spellings that they have had before. This week, they will be looking at the un, dis and mis prefixes. They do not have a spelling list to learn: the test will consist of different root words and the children will have to add the correct prefix as well as spell them correctly. This should ensure that they are secure in these spellings rules. Using a dictionary to look up as many words as possible could be a good way to broaden their knowledge of the prefixes.
This week, Y4 have a list of the common exception words. These are taken from the statutory list of spellings and are words which are still commonly misspelled. If you have any handy rules for remembering any, please let us know!
Homophones this week. These are words that sound the same but are spelled in different ways and have different meanings. Again, using these words in context is absolutely vital so that the children can learn which one is which (or is what witch?!).
The words this week are not too difficult but the grammar point that they address is! We will be focusing on possessive apostrophes for regular and irregular plurals. Putting these words into sentences is key to understanding the meaning and how the apostrophe works. This is how we will approach our spelling work at school this week and would be a good way to practise at home to ensure the children will keep the grammar point long after the spelling test!