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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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