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Autumn 1

Spelling sentences 8.9.23 Test 15.9.23

If the root word ends in e, remove the final e and add –ing

If the word ends in short vowel consonant, double the last consonant.

Jumping, running and skipping are good ways to get fitter.

My hobbies are horse riding, dancing and boxing.

After school, the children were watching television, reading or learning their spellings.


Spelling sentences 15.9.23.Test 22.9.23

Adding -ed   If the word ends in e drop the e then add -ed

If the word ends in consonant then y, drop the y and add -ied

If a single syllable word ends in short vowel then a consonant, double the last consonant.

Fish was dried and meat was smoked and grilled.

Flints were chipped, trimmed and sharpened to make tools.

When making clothes, they scraped, dried and sewed animal skins.

Spelling sentences 22.9.23 Test 29.9.23

In a word with 2 or more syllables, double the final consonant ONLY if the word ends in 1 vowel + 1 consonant AND the final syllable is stressed. 

At the beginning of term, I keep forgetting my pencils.

While the gardener focused on cutting the hedge, I offered to cut the grass.

After committing a crime, he was forbidden from entering the shop.

Spelling sentences 29.9.23 Test 6.10.23

If the word ends in ch sh x s z add an 'es'

If the word ends in consonant then y, drop the ‘y’ and add ‘ies­’

If the word ends in f or fe, replace the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ ending with ‘ves’

The families put their loaves of bread on the shelves.

They used torches so they didn’t drop their dishes in the bushes.

We ate strawberries, told stories and watched the foxes.


Spelling sentences 6.10.23 Test 13.10.23

Apostrophes for contractions. The apostrophe replaces the missing letter or letters:

Do not = don’t  (‘ replaces the o)

I don’t think I’ll be able to come to your party next week.

I’m sorry I couldn’t help you with the difficult puzzle.

That person doesn’t have a car so we’ll give you a lift if you’d like.

Spellings 13.10.23 Test Thursday 19.10.23

This week the children will bring home a list of words they have misspelt either from the spelling sentence tests, or from words in their own writing.