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SPELLING TEST DATE: 27/11/2023

SPELLING RULE: -cial or -tial?

 

  1. precious
  2. ambitious
  3. atrocious
  4. infectious
  5. delicious
  6. conscientious
  7. gracious
  8. cautious
  9. fictitious
  10. malicious

 

This week we are focusing on suffixes -tious and -cious.

 

Children could divide a page up like below:

TIOUSCIOUS

ambitious

infectious

conscientious

cautious

fictitious

malicious

delicious

gracious

atrocious

precious

 


 

Usually, if the root word ends in tion, it will be -tious. IE caution changes to cautious, not caucious.

(With the exception of conscientious)

SPELLING TEST DATE: 20/11/2023

SPELLING RULE: -cial or -tial?

 

  1. essential
  2. special
  3. residential
  4. social
  5. partial
  6. crucial
  7. preferential
  8. beneficial
  9. official
  10. presidential

 

This week we are focusing on suffixes -tial and -cial.

 

Children could divide a page up like below:

TIALCIAL

essential

residential

partial

preferential

presidential

special

social

crucial

beneficial

official


 

Please encourage your child to write these out. We have been discussing using C and T words to help us remember them. For example, it is essential to bring your (t)owel swimming.... This is the official (C)ity shirt.

SPELLING TEST DATE: 13/11/2023

SPELLING RULE: -ance or -ence?

 

  1. evidence
  2. sentence
  3. confidence
  4. appliance
  5. attendance
  6. appearance
  7. pregnancy
  8. expectancy
  9. emergency
  10. agency

 

This week we are focusing on suffixes -tial and -cial.

 

Children could divide a page up like below:

ENCE/ENCYANCE/ANCY

evidence

sentence

confidence

emergency

agency

appliance

attendance

appearance

pregnancy

expectancy


 

Please encourage your child to write these out. 

SPELLING TEST DATE: 16/10/2023

SPELLING RULE: -ent or -ant?

 

  1. hesitant
  2. instrument
  3. distant
  4. accident
  5. relevant
  6. inhabitant
  7. permanent
  8. arrogant
  9. comment
  10. tolerant

 

This week we are focusing on suffixes -ent and -ant. Unfortuantely, there is not a typical rule to follow this week.

 

I've been trying to emphasise the spelling as I say them. For example, toler-ANT, rather than pronouncing as normal.

 

Children could divide a page up like below:

ANTENT

hesitant

distant

relevant

inhabitant

arrogant

tolerant

instrument

accident

permanent

comment


 

Please encourage your child to write these out, but also understand which word (& meaning) they are writing down.

SPELLING TEST DATE: 09/10/2023

SPELLING RULE: homophones (words that sound the same/similar, spelt differently and have a different meaning)

 

1. whether

2. weather

3. groan

4. grown

5. advice

6. advise

7. licence

8. license

9. practice

10. practise

 

This week we are focusing on homophones. The spellings above can be paired up.
 

To know the difference between -ce or -se, we have spoken about nouns vs verbs.

nouns = ce

verbs = se

 

For example:

I am going to football practice.

[practice is the place in this sentence which is the noun {place} = ce (we also spoke about, at football practice you see the Coach)]

 

I need to practise my football skills.

[practise in this sentence is a verb {doing word} = se (we mentioned you might practise your football in the Street)]

 

I must have a driving licence to drive my car.

[in this sentence, licence is a noun {thing} = ce]

 

I need to license this drone before I fly it.

[in this sentence, license is a verb {doing word} as licensing would be an action = se]

 

My mum gives me good advice.

[in this sentence, advice is the noun {uncountable noun} =ce]

 

I would advise you wear a coat.

[in this sentence, advise is a verb = se]

 

 

Please encourage your child to write these out, but also understand which word (& meaning) they are writing down.

SPELLING TEST DATE: 02/10/2023

SPELLING RULE: silent letters

 

1. doubt

2. debt

3. knight

4. knickers

5. thistle

6. whistle

7. solemn

8. autumn

9. isle

10. island

 

This week we are focusing on silent letters, the spellings can be put into pairs to help remember them.

We've spoken about aisle and isle and the difference.

 

Please encourage your child to practise these on paper at home.

SPELLING TEST DATE: 25/09/2023

SPELLING RULE: ei or ie?

 

1. chief

2. medieval

3. shield

4. glacier

5. receipt

6. receive

7. weigh

8. sovereign

9. weird

10. protein

 

This week we are focusing on 'ei' or 'ie'. 

 

Please encourage your child to practise these on paper at home.

SPELLING TEST DATE: 18/09/2023

SPELLING RULE: Using -able and -ible

 

1. reversible

2. possible

3. valuable

4. respectable

5. incredible

6. adorable

7. disposable

8. forgivable

9. enviable

10. invincible

 

This week we are focusing on the suffixes 'ible' and 'able', most of the spellings above follow the usual rule of:

 

Use ABLE when you can hear the root word, ie RESPECTable.

 

Use IBLE when you cannot hear the root word, ie POSSible.

 

The exception in the list above is "reversible".

 

 

Please encourage your child to practise these on paper at home.


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