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The Marston Thorold's Charity Church of England

‘TOGETHER IN FAITH WE ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE OUR TRUE POTENTIAL’

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Year 3 and 4 Spellings

Spring Term 2

These are the focus words during our spelling lessons this term. We would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn them. 

 

y for ‘i'

Prefix ir-

To mean ‘not’

Before root word starting with r, in- becomes ir-

Prefix re-

To mean ‘again’ or ‘back’

mystic

mystery

mysterious

Egypt

pyramid

dynasty

hyphen

antonym

synonym

syllable

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

irrational

irretrievable

irritable

irruption

irreversible

irresistible

irrefutable

refresh

return

reappear

redecorate

reread

replay

remember

remove

revenge

recent

-sion

-sion is used if the root word ends in d or se

.

-cian

-cian is used if the root word ends in c or cs

eigh

division

invasion

confusion

decision

collision

television

expansion

extension

tension

revision

musician

electrician

magician

politician

mathematician

beautician

dietician

optician

physician

 

neighbour

sleigh

weight

reign

height

weigh

weight

eight

eighth

Spring Term 1

These are the focus words during our spelling lessons this term. We would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn them. 

 

‘-ture’

The ending sounding like 'tch' is often spelt ture, but check that the word is not a root word ending in (t)ch with an er ending eg teacher

words ending 'ly'

‘ous’

Added to verbs to form nouns

creature

picture

nature

texture

capture

culture

feature

fracture

future

mixture

truly

wholly

lovely

duly

bully

heavenly

really

reply

holy

monopoly

famous

various

jealous

obvious

curious

furious

serious

anxious

hideous

devious

‘ch’ ('sh')

.

'qu/que'

 

chic

chef

machine

machinery

brochure

chute

parachute

chalet

chiffon

fucshia

unique

queue

quest

sequel

queen

squash

squeak

squeal

aqua

square

 

Autumn Term 2

These are the focus words during our spelling lessons this term. We would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn them. 

 

Prefix ‘in’

To mean ‘not’ or ‘no’

Prefix ‘il’

To mean not.

Before a root word starting with L, in becomes il

ation’

Added to verbs to form nouns

inactive

incorrect

inelegant

indecent

insecure

inflexible

invisible

indefinite

incredible

injustice

illegal

illegible

illusion

illustrate

illiterate

illness

illogical

illuminate

illation

illusive

information

adoration

sensation

preparation

admiration

nation

conversation

deflation

duration

donation

‘-tion’

The most common spelling. It is used if the root word ends in t or te.

'ei'

 

action

duration

donation

education

operation

location

creation

station

position

question

vein

beige

veil

reign

reindeer

reins

forfeit

foreign

receipt

weird

 

Autumn Term 1 

These are the focus words during our spelling lessons this term. We would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn them. 

 

Adding -ly

Words with ou

Words with ‘ch’ pronounced as ‘k’

sadly

usually

finally

quickly

quietly

calmly

clearly

deadly

exactly

lovely

young

touch

double

count

about

mouth

aloud

cloud

group

shout

Christ

Christian

Christmas

chaos

echo

ache

earache

headache

chord

school

Words with ‘gue’

 

y for ‘i’

 

league

tongue

plague

vague

rogue

colleague

dialogue

catalogue

vogue

fatigue

myth

gym

hymn

lyric

gypsy

identify

apply

supply

occupy

multiply

 

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