This week we have been learning some of the spellings from the Year 3/4 Spelling List. These words are often spelt wrong in children's writing due to the "tricky bits" in them. Children may benefit from practising writing the words before trying spelling shed and colouring or decorating the "Tricky Bits" in the words to help them to remember. This is technique we use regularly in school so the children will be familiar with it!
Group 1 - breath, business, caught, different, exercise, extreme, medicine, possession, although, thought
Group 2 - business, although, thought, different, exercise
Group 3 - bone, stone, alone, cone, phone, lonely
The homework this week is an activity for the children to practice their knowledge of the relationship between multiplication and division.
This week we are giving the children words to learn to help them in writing their own versions of an Anglo-Saxon beast legend inspired by Beowulf.
Group 1 - beautiful, magnificent, atrocious, festering, decaying, petrified, devour, victim, warrior, disaster
Group 2 - beast, legend, battle, village, hero, rescue, evil, forest
Group 3 - mine, nine, spine, line, fine, shine
The week we have been learning about the connection between division and multiplication. The task we have set for homework this week, is for the children to use their knowledge of their times tables to answer some division fact questions.
This week we have been looking at the spelling change when adding a suffix to a word ending in y.
Group 1 -merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily, prettiest, nastiness, beautiful, pitiful, silliness
Group 2 - creature, celebrate, peace, battle, village
Group 3 - frown, down, brown, how, now, cow
In maths this week we have been learning about partitioning numbers to help us solve multiplication questions. For example:
13x6 = (10x6)+ (3x6)
60 + 18 =78
The children have been set a task to answer similar questions to this one. They will need to make jottings on paper, like the one above to help them solve the questions. Some of the children have been set a second task to practice their times table facts.
This week we have been learning about the -ous suffix (meaning "full of) when added to words that end in -age and -e.
courageous, outrageous, nervous, famous, adventurous, ridiculous, carnivorous, torturous.
nervous, famous, beast, hero, monster
all, small, ball, fall, stall, call
This week we are looking at how the suffix -ous changes a noun into an adjective and the spelling rules related to this. The children have the following words to learn:
Group 1 - poisonous, dangerous, mountainous, marvellous, perilous, tremendous, enormous, jealous, precious, disastrous
Group 2 - dangerous, enormous, jealous, precious, tremendous
Group 3 - think, blink, sink, stink, pink, wink
In our maths lessons this week we have been learning about multiplication and the commutative law. Our homework takes gives us the opportunity to practice what we have learnt.