Spelling Blocks

In our continued journey of improving attainment and achievement at Oakwood, we have decided to change the way we have been teaching spellings. We are going to trial a new way of delivering our spelling lessons and testing the children on their spellings in school. Whereas traditionally we have given the children a weekly test in class, we will now be sending home spelling words in blocks. Studies have shown that this helps children to make the connection to their writing and not just learn their spellings in isolation. Words from the units that are being taught within each block will be sent home for you to practice with your child. At the end of the block of teaching, the children will be tested on a selection of words from the units to check their understanding of the rules they have been learning. You will be notified of the date for each block test.

 

Learning to spell is an extremely important skill as it supports the ability to write and  develops children’s use of vocabulary. Please support your child by helping them to learn their weekly spellings using their look, say, cover, write check sheet at home to aid this.

 

Once your child has completed their test, they will bring home their test score and a list of any words that they have spelt incorrectly. Time will be spent in class looking at these words and helping your child to understand and learn to spell them.

 

Year 4 Autumn 1

Block 1 – Units 1 – 2 and Special Focus 1

 

Unit 1

Adding the prefix dis- and in-

Unit 2

Adding im- to root words beginning with m or p

Special Focus 1

Orange Words

dislike impatient Answer
disagree impossible Business
disappear impolite Consider
invisible immature Decide
incomplete imperfect Earth
independent immortal Eighth
appear possible February
believe although Island
disbelieve eight Length
continue describe Strength

 

Year 4’s Spelling test will be on:-  Friday 12th October

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Year 5 Autumn 1

Block 1 – Units 1 – 3

 

Unit 1

Adding the prefixes mis-, un-, dis- and in-

Unit 2

Words ending in zhuh spelt sure

Unit 3

The short u sound spelt ou and the prefix auto-

mistake treasure double
misspell measure trouble
misunderstand leisure enough
misbehave enclosure rougher
unfair pleasure youngest
uncertain closure touch
unusual creature country
ungrateful mixture courage
disagree capture autograph
dishonest puncture automatic
disappear adventure automobile
inactive picture autopilot

 

Your child’s spelling test will be on:    Thursday 4th October

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Year 6 Autumn 1

Block 1 – Units 1 – 3

 

Unit 1

Suffixes

Revising instances where we do not change the root word when a suffix beginning with a vowel is added.

Unit 2

Suffixes (to root words ending in a consonant plus e)

Unit 3

Suffixes

(to root words ending in-le or a consonant plus y)

asking nicest pitiless
jumped sensible beautiful
fastest cycling laziness
hunter tasted merriment
shouted slimy speedily
neater joker gently
lightest famous simply
yawning observant wriggly
sprinted creating definitely
floated appreciating thoroughly
fighting fading immediately
louder persuaded normally

 

Your child’s spelling test will be on:    Thursday 11th October

 

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