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Spellings

SPELLINGS ARE NOW WRITTEN BY THE CHILDREN INTO THEIR READING RECORDS

Spring 6

Spelling Focus - Words ending in -ant, -ance and –ancy

Observant, observance, expectant, expectancy, hesitant, hesitancy, tolerant, tolerance, relevant, relevancy

Spring 5

Spelling Focus - Homophones & near homophones

Alter, altar, ascent, assent, bridal, bridle, cereal, serial, compliment, complement

Spring 4

Spelling Focus - Homophones & near homophones

Stationary, stationery, steal, steel, wary, weary, who’s, whose, fate, fete

Spring 3

Spelling Focus - Nouns using -ship suffix

Membership, ownership, partnership, dictatorship, championship, craftsmanship, fellowship, apprenticeship, citizenship, sponsorship

Spring 2

Spelling Focus - Nouns using -ness suffix

Happiness, hardness, madness, nastiness, silliness, tidiness, childishness, willingness, carelessness, foolishness

Spring 1

Spelling Focus - Nouns using -ity suffix

Community, curiosity, ability, visibility, captivity, activity, eternity, flexibility, possibility, sensitivity

Autumn 10

Spelling Focus - Statutory spelling words

Attached, average, bargain, bruise, dictionary, familiar, foreign, forty, identity, muscle

Autumn 9

Spelling Focus - Adverbs of possibility and frequency

Certainly, definitely, possibly, perhaps, probably, often, occasionally, rarely, always, frequently

Autumn 8

Spelling Focus - Modal verbs

Could, should, would, maybe, ought, shall, shan’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, wont

Autumn 7

Spelling Focus - words with ‘silent’ letters.

Doubt, lamb, debt, thumb, solemn, autumn, column, knight, knuckle, knot

Autumn 6

Spelling Focus - ending –tial

initial, torrential, potential, essential, confidential, substantial, partial, residential

Autumn 5

Spelling Focus - ending –cial

special, official, beneficial, crucial, racial, financial, social, facial

Autumn 4

Spelling Focus - ending –tious

ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious, contentious, superstitious, pretentious

Autumn 3

Spelling Focus - Ending –cious

vicious, gracious, spacious, malicious, precious, conscious, delicious, suspicious

Autumn 2

Spelling Focus - Suffix –ist

list, twist, mist, waist, moist, insist, artist, tourist, consist, persist

Autumn 1

Spelling Focus - Suffix-ive

Creative, co-operative, appreciative, expressive, offensive, assertive, abusive, addictive, exhaustive, attractive

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