Year 4 Spellings
Spellings are set on alternate weeks. Pupils will have words set one week from the spelling rule focus that is being taught in class i.e. words that spelt 'gu' but sound 'g', for instance guitar or guest etc.
In class we introduce the spelling rule and generate examples as a whole class, where pupils will then explore and find other examples as part of their guided reading sessions. Pupil will record these examples in their spelling journals which should come home daily with your child.
On the second week, pupils will be given words from the year 3/4 statutory spelling list. Pupils will write down that weeks words in their journal and are expected to learn them. Pupils are given time to practice learning them in school as part of their handwriting practice.
The statutory spelling list can be found in the middle of your child's reading planner or alternatively on the link below. These are words that the Government say children are expected to know and spell correctly by the end of year 4.
Words ending in the 'ure' sound
17th September 2018 Statutory 3+4 spelling list
25th September 2018 Apostrophes for singular possession
A possessive noun shows ownership by adding an apostrophe, an “s,” or both.
e.g. Jack's football (The football belongs to Jack.)
The cat's bed (The bed belongs to the cat.)
1st October 2018 Statutory 3+4 spelling list
In addition to the above, your child may also have up to 5 personal spellings which are words they have identified they need to spell.
8th October 2018 - Homophones
We will be looking at words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different words meanings.
e.g. peace - piece
main - mane
fair - fare
Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings
Spelling rule 29.10.18
Prefix (il, ir, im, in)
Children will learn that a prefix is added at the front of a root word generating a new word e.g.
ir (prefix) + rational (root word) = irrational (new word)
Children should know that when the initial letter of the root word and the prefix is the same, children should doubled the same letter e.g. illiterate or irreplaceable.
Year 3 and 4 Statutory spelling
Words with the 'eigh', 'ei' and 'ey' sound
Prefixes – un and dis
The prefix un means not
The prefix dis means the opposite of