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Year 3 Spelling Rules already covered this year

On this page you can find all the spelling rules that the children have been learning this year.

Our spelling rule is about prefixes:

The prefix in- means ‘not’.

(The spelling of the prefix changes dependant on the initial letter in the root word)

If the root word begins with ‘m’ or ‘p’ the prefix becomes ‘im

imperfect

impolite

impossible

immature

immortal

If the root word begins with the letter ‘r’ the prefix becomes ‘ir

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible 

More Prefixes:

The prefix in- means ‘not’.

(The spelling of the prefix changes dependant on the initial letter in the root word)

inactive

incomplete

incorrect

indefinite

If the root word begins with ‘L’ the prefix becomes ‘il-‘

illegal

illegible

 

Prefixes:

Most prefixes are added to the beginning of a ‘root word’ without changing the spelling of the root word. Adding the prefix changes the meaning of the word.

Prefix mis- or dis- (these have a negative meaning)

dis + appoint = disappoint        mis + behave = misbehave

dis + agree = disagree             mis + lead = mislead

dis + obey = disobey                mis + spell = misspell

 

Our spelling rule is about the letters ‘ou’ when they make the short vowel sound ‘u’.

e.g. couple,  would,  could,  tough, touch, young, country, trouble.

 

Can you think of any more words with this rule?

 

Our spelling rule this week is all about words with the letter 'y' in the middle when the letter 'y' makes the short vowel sound 'i'.

e.g.  

  • hymn
  • gym
  • symbol
  • syllable

Challenge:

Can you think of any more that follow this rule?

 

If a 2 syllable word ends with 1 vowel followed by 1 consonant we double the consonant before adding ‘ing’.

For example

forget    ------->    forgetting

The letters w,x and y are never doubled before adding a suffix.

 

 

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