OUR YEAR 3 SPELLING UNITS - We follow this programme and order in Year 3.

As a mainstream school we are required to deliver the English Programme of Study as specified by the Government.  The changes in 2014 placed a greater emphasis on spelling and thus we have looked into ways in which we can improve the teaching of spelling .At each age group there are lists of common exception words, also called 'tricky' words, which we are required to assess children's accuracy when spelling. Therefore, practicing and promoting correct spelling is important, hence the 'spelling tests.' However, for some children tests cause anxiety and they fear disappointing teachers or parents and compare themselves negatively to their peers. This focus on accuracy can also often hinder children when writing creatively; they often choose less ambitious vocabulary for fear of spelling unknown words incorrectly and stick to subjects and words that they know.

 

In order to help manage this requirement for accuracy we have invested in a spelling programme for the school which promotes short, daily sessions based on repetition of spelling patterns in a variety of activities. The spelling 'test' as you know it has been changed to be carried out in a less formal structure, encouraging children to self-correct, leading to them each having words which they found tricky to focus on in spelling future sessions.

 

Your role as parents/carers is hugely valued and we have provided some activities for you to carry out at home to further support your child(ren) with their spelling proficiency. We suggest that you encourage short, practice sessions over the week as repetition is incredibly helpful when learning new spelling patterns.

OUR YEAR 3 SPELLING UNITS - We follow this programme and order in Year 3.

SPELLING PATTERN 1               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5

SPELLING PATTERN 2               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource

SPELLING PATTERN 3              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

                                                    resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9     resource 10 

SPELLING PATTERN 4              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

                                                    resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9     resource 10     

                                                    resource 11     resource 12     resource 13      resource 14     resource 15     

                                                    resource 16     resource 17     resource 18      resource 19     resource 20    

                                                    resource 21     resource 22     resource 23      resource 24     resource 25  

SPELLING PATTERN 5              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

                                                    resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9     resource 10

SPELLING PATTERN 6              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

                                                    resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9     resource 10     

SPELLING PATTERN 7               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 8               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5

SPELLING PATTERN 9               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

SPELLING PATTERN 10             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 11             resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

SPELLING PATTERN 12              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

                                                      resource 6     resource 7     resource 8      resource 9    

SPELLING PATTERN 13 & 14    resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

HOMOPHONES:  

HOMOPHONES 1              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

HOMOPHONES 2              resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

TRICKY WORDS:

TRICKY WORDS 1            resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

EXTRA SPELLING PATTERNS:

A               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

B               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

C               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

D               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5    

E               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5     

F               resource 1     resource 2     resource 3      resource 4     resource 5  

  

 

       


   

 

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