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Spellings

The /g/ sound spelt gu

 

  • Guide
  • Guitar
  • Guardian

Words with the sounds 'ture' and 'sure'

 

  • measure
  • treasure
  • pleasure

 

  • picture
  • feature
  • mixture

Suffixes 'ing', 'er', 'ed' and 'en'

 

Not all suffixes will work with every word.

 

  • corner - cornered
  • fasten - fastening, fastened
  • awake - awaken
  • forget - forgetting
  • begin - beginning, beginner
  • garden - gardened, gardening, gardener
  • prefer - preferred
  • limit - limiting, limited

Words with the 'k' sound spelt 'ch'

 

  • chemist
  • chorus
  • character
  • chaos

Words with the 'u' sound spelt 'ou'

 

  • young
  • touch
  • trouble
  • country

Words with the sound spelt 'ch'

 

  • machine
  • parachute
  • brochure
  • chef

'eigh', 'ei' or 'ey'

e.g. sleigh

      eight

      grey

      they

 

Prefixes – in, il, im, ir

These prefixes all mean ‘not’.

Prefixes can change the meaning of a word.

  • Immature
  • Irregular
  • Inappropriate
  • Illegal

Homophones

Words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

e.g. peace/piece

main/mane

fair/fare

 

Possessive apostrophes for singular possession

The general rule is that the possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not.

e.g. Joe’s pencil case.

Sandra’s football.

‘ure’

Words that end in ‘ure’

e.g. measure, treasure, pleasure

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