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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

 

 

6/2/17

Suffix -ly

When adding this suffic to a root word there are four rules to follow:

1) Just add -ly

nicely

 

2) Change a 'y' to an 'i'

happily

 

3) Change a 'le' to a 'ly'

giggly

 

4) Add 'ally' to words ending in 'ic'

basically

 

 

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 and we have marked the ones that we have been practising.

 

 

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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