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Just to remind you about the Macmillan coffee afternoon on Friday 29th September 2pm

Spellings

This term we have revisited words that start using the prefixes tele, sub and photo and words that end using the suffixes ed, ing, s, es, ness, ful, less, and ly, practised some keywords from the Year 3 and 4 list and are now looking at words that use the apostrophe for contraction.

Examples

cannot - can't

will not - won't

do not - don't

is not - isn't

had not - hadn't

you are - you're

they are - they've

could not - couldn't

are not - aren't

has not - hasn't

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/2/17

Prefixes super- and auto-

We are adding these to the beginning of a root word to change its meaning.

For example:

autobiography

autograph

autopilot

superman

superficial

supernatural

 

06.02.17

we have also been learning to add the suffix ly.

If the word ends in y we have taken of the y and added ily

happy     -       happily

quiet - quietly

shy - shly

loud - loudly

merry - merrily

This has changed adjectives (words that describe nouns) to adverbs (words that describe verbs).

5/1/17

Suffixes -ness and -ful following consonants

We are adding these to the end of a root word

wishful

forgetful

painful

successful

kindness

fairness

fitness

foolishness

 

5/12/16

We have been working on some of our year 3-4 statutory words.

These can be found in the middle of your reading record books

 

14/11/16

Prefixes mis- and re-

We are adding these to the beginning of a root word to change the meaning.

(mis- = wrongly, badly or unsuitably

re- = to happen again)

 

For example:

mistake

misspell

misbehave

reread

reapply

return

 

07/11/16

Homophones

These are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and meaning.

For example:

where, wear

no, know,

see,sea

there,their, they're

new, knew,

for,four

eight, ate

poor,pour

pain,pane

 

 

 

 

10/10/16

Apostrophes for contraction

These are used when two words, or one long one has been made into one, and a letter has been removed.

 

  do not - don't

cannot   - can't

will not  -   won't

have not - haven't

is not - isn't

I am  - I'm

 

26/09/16

Prefixes un- and dis-

We are adding these at the beginning of a root word to change their meaning.

 

happy     -    unhappy,      tidy  -  untidy,   usual - unusual

honest - dishonest,     like  - dislike,      able    -  disable  

 

12/09/16

Suffixes -s, -es, -ed, -ing, -er

We add these to the end of a root word to change the meaning.

 

walk - walking - walked - walker

talk - talking - talked - talker

 

If the vowel sound is short, double the consonant:

skip - skipping

plan - planned

drop - dropped

 

If the word ends in 'e', take off the 'e' before adding the suffix:

bake - baking - baked

hope - hoping - hoped

 

For most words we just add ‘s’ to the end of it to change it into a plural:

cat - cats

apple - apples

book - books

 

If the word ends in one of these sounds -

sh ch ss s x z

Then we add 'es:

 

box - boxes

glass - glasses

church - churches

dish - dishes

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