Brunel - Year 4
Children will be sent home with a full set of spellings. Each week they will work their way through practising words and adding in new words when they feel that a word is learnt. At the end of each week their partners will test them on the ones which they have practise (they will tell them for example they practise the first 5 words). The following week your children will practise any of the spellings they got incorrect the previous week, then continue to add on spellings as they feel they have learnt them.
Your children will be in control of how fast they progress, they need to be practising at home and in school. There is no limit to how many words they consolidate each week for example one week they may focus on up to 10 spellings but they may find the next few spellings trickier and feel they need to spend longer on them, meaning they could only do 5 in a week.
It is important that your children take ownership of their spelling and each week progress through the sets to move onto the next set. However it is not a race, they need to be able to spell the words not only in a test but also in their work.
Children were given a test prior to this to work out which set they should start on.
Any questions please feel free to come and speak to me.
Year 4 Spellings
Please click the link below to download a list of the year 3/4 spelling list. Children should be able to spell all of these by the end of year 4.
Below is a list of homophones, words that sound the same but are spelt differently and mean different things.
Children can practise these at home, by writing different sentences or drawing spelling pictures (pictures which incorporate the word itself).