March 19, 2020

Y4 Spellings - word families

This week's exception words are purpose, answer, business and grammar.

March 12, 2020

Y4 Spellings - soft c spelt 'ci'

This week's exception words are occasion, ordinary, bicycle and disappear.

March 05, 2020

Y4 Spellings - soft c spelt 'ce'.

This week's exception words are natural, strange, build and famous.

February 27, 2020

Y4 Spellings - words with 'sc'

This week's exception words are through, caught, length and straight.

February 05, 2020

Y4 Spellings - using the prefixes sub and super.

This week's exception words are appear, experience, medicine and quarter.

January 31, 2020

Y4 Spellings - nouns ending in 'ation'.

This week's exception words are: notice, separate, though and breath.

January 24, 2020

Y4 Spellings - words ending 'ation'.

This week's exception words are: occasionally, particular, calendar, February.

January 16, 2020

Y4 Spellings - more homophones and near homophones

This week's exception words are: reign, surprise, actually and calendar.

January 09, 2020

Y4 Spellings - homophones and near homophones

This week's exception words are peculiar, thought. exercise and knowledge.

December 12, 2019

Y4 Spellings - practice of exception words

Extra words: possession, pressure, sentence, accidentally, certain, guide, height, 

December 05, 2019

Y4 Spellings - 'ough' words

This week's exception words are address, extreme, mention and potatoes.

November 28, 2019

Y4 Spellings - even more 'shun' endings! - spelt 'cian' this time.

Exception words are occasion, heart, imagine and special.

November 22, 2019

Y4 Spellings - nouns with 'shun' spelt tion

This week's exception words are naughty, regular, various and guard.

November 15, 2019

Y4 Spellings - nouns with shun spelt 'ssion'

This week's exception words are straight, natural, possess and library.

November 08, 2019

Y4 Spellings - more nouns with 'sion' endings.

October 16, 2019

Y4 Spellings with 'sion' endings

October 09, 2019

Y4 Spellings - homophones

October 02, 2019

Y4 Spellings with the prefix 'il' and 'ir'.

September 18, 2019

Y4 Spellings with the prefix 'im'

As we're going to be away at Woodrow High House, these spellings won't be tested until Wednesday 2nd October.

September 11, 2019

Y4 Spellings with the prefix 'in'.

September 04, 2019

Y4 Spellings Words with /aw/ spelt augh and au

March 16, 2018

Y4 Spellings 16/3/18

The prefixes anti and auto this week. There could be some interesting investigations as to what type of word the root becomes when these prefixes are added!

March 09, 2018

Y4 Spellings 9/3/18

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.

February 02, 2018

Y4 Spellings 2/2/18

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.

January 26, 2018

Y4 Spellings 26/1/18

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!

January 19, 2018

Y4 Spellings 19/1/18

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?!).

January 12, 2018

Y4 Spellings 12/1/18

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!

December 08, 2017

Year 4 Spellings 8/12/17

All these words contain the letters 'sc' that makes an 's' sound.

December 01, 2017

Year 4 Spellings 1/12/17

We leave the 'shuns' behind for a while and look at two sets of spellings that come originally from French words. The words end in 'gue' (g sound) and 'que' (k sound).

November 17, 2017

Year 4 Spellings 17/11/17

The next 'shun'; ssion or sion.

November 10, 2017

Year 4 Spellings 10/11/17

The first of the 'shuns'! These words are mostly verbs that end in t or te and take the suffix 'tion' to form a noun. Mention is an exception as it can be a verb and a noun depending on its context.

October 12, 2017

Y4 Spellings 13/10/17

These words have a different spelling of the 'shun' endings for nouns and also introduce the 'ous' suffix which creates adjectives.

October 05, 2017

Y4 Spellings 6/10/17

The children would have had these words in Y3 at some point; however, we have noticed that many are still not completely secure in adding the -ation suffix to make nouns. Practice makes perfect!

September 21, 2017

Y4 Spellings 22/9/17.

These spelling will be tested in two weeks time (6th October) as the Y4 are at Woodrow House next Friday.

September 14, 2017

Y4 Spellings 15/9/2017

Year 4 Spellings 8/9/2017

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