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Spellings

The children are given weekly spellings and we ask that you try to encourage your child to learn them. We give out spellings on a Monday and carry out a test on the following Monday.

 

These are the spelling rules the children need to cover by the end of Year 4.

 

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable e.g. forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred, gardening, gardener, limiting, limited, limitation

The i sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words e.g. myth, gym, Egypt, pyramid,

The sound spelt ou e.g. young, touch, double, trouble, country

More prefixes e.g. Like un–, the prefixes dis– and mis– have negative meanings. re– means ‘again’ or ‘back’, sub– means ‘under’., inter– means ‘between’ or ‘among’., super– means ‘above’., anti– means ‘against’., auto– means ‘self’ or ‘own’., dis–, mis–: disappoint, disagree, disobey, misbehave, mislead, misspell (mis + spell), in–: inactive, incorrect, illegal, illegible, immature, immortal, impossible, impatient, imperfect, irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible, re–: redo, refresh, return, reappear, redecorate, sub–: subdivide, subheading, submarine, submerge, inter–: interact, intercity, international, interrelated (inter + related), super–: supermarket, superman, superstar, anti–: antiseptic, anti-clockwise, antisocial, auto–: autobiography, autograph

 

 

The suffix –ation e.g. information, adoration, sensation

The suffix –ly e.g. gently, simply, happily

 

sure and ture e.g. treasure, pleasure, picture, furniture

 

Words ending with sion, tion, ssion, cian  e.g. invasion, information, session, optician

 

The suffix ous e.g. obvious, dangerous

 

The k sound spelt ch e.g. chorus, chemist, scheme

 

Words with a French origin- chalet, brochure, chef

 

Words ending with gue and que- antique, tongue

 

Words with the sc sound- discipline, fascinate, science

The ey, eigh or ei sound- prey, eight, vein

 

Possessive apostrophe with plural words

 

Homophones- sea/see, ball/bawl

 

Tricky words the children are expected to learn;

 

accident(ally), actual(ly), address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath, breathe, build, busy/business, calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear, early, earth, eight/eighth, enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forward(s), fruit, grammar, group, guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important, interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughty, notice, occasion(ally), often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar, perhaps, popular, position, possess(ion), possible, potatoes, pressure, probably, promise, purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular, reign, remember, sentence, separate, special, straight, strange, strength, suppose, surprise, therefore, though/although, thought, through, various, weight, woman/women

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