This week, we looked at how we could remember the correct spelling of these homophones.
There are lots of different ways to learn spelling words. It’s good to try different methods to see which ones best help you learn your spellings for the weekly test and, more importantly, remember them forever! Here is how one of our classmates practised her spellings this week.
How do you like to practise your spellings?
If you have a photo of your spelling practice and would like it on the blog, then email me with it and I’ll add it to this post.
Here’s one of our class making his spellings with beans!
Mnemonics are ways to help you remember tricky things. If you have should, could or would in your spellings this week, here is a mnemonic which might help.
What’s your favourite spelling mnemonic?
What do you think is the best way to practise your spellings so that you remember them forever?
The children will be bringing home their first Year 3 spelling homework tomorrow. They can choose how they learn the words as long as they do enough to earn themselves 10 points. (Don’t worry: all is explained at the back of their Literacy books!) There are many apps the children can use to practise. Two of my favourites are Super Speller and SpellFix. Super Speller is only a couple of Euros and the latter is free.
With Super Speller, the children input their list of words as text and also audio. They can then choose to practise them in a variety of ways, looking for them in a wordsearch, unscrambling the letters to find the word or by typing the word in response to the audio. My 13 year-old loved using it when she was in Primary!
SpellFix offers a whole range of apps designed around the new KS2 curriculum. There are around 8 available at the moment, with more in the pipeline. Alan Peat, who designed the app, plans to release one for each of the KS2 spelling patterns so if you choose to download them, keep an eye out for the new releases. Highly recommended!