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Spelling Shed 

Please see the parent guidance video to support you at home with your child: EdShed Parent guide - Spelling Shed MathShed QuizShed - Bing video

Check this page each week to see what our spelling focus is and the rule we are learning. 

Week beginning 14.1.24

This week in our spelling lessons we are teaching:

Monday: The u grapheme making the /w/ phoneme e.g. penguin. The ge diagraph making the /zh/ phoneme e.g. collage

Tuesday: The tte trigraph making the /t/ phoneme e.g. baguette. The the trigraph making the /th/ phoneme e.g. breathe.

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: Complete the Code - Rule: The double letters ff, ll, ss, zz protect the short vowel sound in one-syllable words. e.g. hill, mess, buzz.

Friday: Recap Thursday's rule. Teach 'rule breaker' (tricky) words e.g. his, yes, if, has, as

Please see the PDF below for our key words to practice spelling this week. We will not be completing spelling tests in school, but we will be checking the children's weekly Spelling Shed homework to see who is completing it.

Week beginning 22.1.24

This week in our spelling lessons we are teaching:

Monday: Double the final letter to protect the short vowel sound when you add -er. E.g. Shimmer, letter, dinner

Tuesday: x and v are not doubled in words ending in -er. E.g. boxer, mixer, ever, river

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: Use ck at the end of a word after a short vowel sound. E.g. truck, brick, peck, sock

Friday: Multisyllabic words ending in /i/ and /c/ (ic) are usually spelled with the letter c. E.g. magic, electric, panic

Week beginning 29.1.24

Monday Use tch at the end of a word after a short vowel sound. E.g  pitch hutch match scratch

Tuesday We use ch if there is a digraph before the /ch/ sound e.g. beach. We use ch if there is a consonant after the short vowel sound e.g. lunch.

Wednesday Review

Thursday The suffix -s or -es is added to words to make a plural: one duck, two ducks. Or as part of a verb for example: she wishes, she marches, he lifts.

Friday : Add -es if a word ends in the sounds /s/, /x/, /z/, /sh/, /ch/ e.g. mixes fizzes catches dresses

Week beginning 5.2.24

Monday - : Double the final letter to protect the short vowel sound when you add -ing e.g. swimming, running, clapping

Tuesday - We don’t double if there is a long vowel sound e.g. raining, looking and We don’t double if there are two or more consonants after the short vowel sound e.g. helping, printing.

Wednesday - Review

Thursday - Swap the y for an i when you add -ed e.g. try > tried

Friday - When the word ends in the digraphs: ay, oy, ey, just add -ed e.g. play > played 

Week beginning 19.2.24

Monday - Drop the e before adding -ing e.g. make > making

Tuesday - Rule breakers! If a word ends in a long /ee/ phoneme, do not drop the e before adding ing e.g. be > being, free > freeing, see > seeing

Wednesday - Review

Thursday - Assessment

Friday - Assessment

Week beginning 4.3.24

Lesson focus for the week: sounds spelt as 'ge' and 'dge' at the ends of words.

Monday - Teach the rule