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Spellings we've worked on so far this year

Use some of the strategies on the sheet below to revise your spellings.

Remember to use SpellingShed too.

The 'ay' sound.

 

This is also spelt 'eigh', 'ei' or 'ey'.

 

neighbours

grey

vein

eighty

obey

obeyed

reigned

reins

sleigh

veil

they

disobey

weighed

 

'Reign' has a silent 'g' and the 'ay' is spelt 'ei'.

Words ending in the sound zhuh spelt -sure.

 

mixture                 

measure                

treasure                

pleasure                

enclosure

leisure

puncture

picture

 

Notice that in the word leisure the e sound is spelt ei.

Adding the prefix mis- and revising un-, in-, dis-

 

misbehave

misplace

mislead

misspell

misprint

mistreat

misunderstand

mismatch

disagree

unfair

undo

inhuman

 

Adding mis-,un-, in- or dis- gives a word their opposite meaning.

Adding the prefix auto-

 

autograph

autopilot

automatic

automobile

autobiography

autocue

 

The prefix auto- means 'self' or 'own'. We can just add it to the front of words without changing their spelling.

Adding -ly

 

nicely

rudely

finally

physically

happily

sleepily

cheekily

bossily

angrily

heavily

hastily

cosily

magically

comically

frantically

heroically

dramatically

automatically

 

Add the suffix -ly to an adjective to make an adverb.

We swap y for an i before adding the suffix -ly.

If a word ends with ic, add the suffix -ally not -ly:

frantic  frantically

dramatic  dramtically

Say cally to rhyme with Sally to help you spell these words.

Adding the prefix inter-

 

The prefix inter- means 'among' or 'between'.  We can just add it to the front of words without changing their spelling.

 

international

intercity

interact

interactive

internet

intermediate

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words 

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

although

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

centre

calendar

century

certain

consider

continue

complete

circle

caught

different

decide

difficult

describe

disappear

early

eight

earth

eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward

forwards

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

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

 

 

Remember to practise the Year 1 and 2 words.

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