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Year 4 Spelling

Your child's spellings will be stuck into the back pages of their English homework book. They will be updated every half term. 


There will be a spelling test every Friday

Year 3 & 4 Statutory Word List

In Years 3 and 4, the following spelling rules and patterns will be taught:

  • Adding suffixes -er, -ing to verbs, for example: 'beginner' and 'beginning
  • Prefixes (groups of letters added to the start of a word) such as mis-, dis-, im-, il-, ir-, re-, sub-, inter-, super-, anti-, auto-
  • Suffixes (groups of letters added to the end of each word) such as -ation, -ly
  • Words ending -sure and -ture (such as 'measure' and 'creature')
  • Words ending -sion, -tion, -ssion, -cian (such as 'confusion', 'rejection', 'permission' and 'musician')
  • Words ending -ous (such as 'dangerous' and 'courageous')
  • Words containing ch where it sounds like ‘sh’ or ‘k’ (such as 'chef' and 'scheme')
  • Words ending -gue and -que (such as 'league' and 'antique')
  • Homophones (pairs of words that sound the same but are spelled differently, for example: 'meddle' and 'medal')
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