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Year 4 Spelling Rules Autumn Term

 

The following tables show the spelling rules we have been looking at in class. If you would like extra spellings for home, try these words that fit the rule and practise writing them using the spellings menu. You can also find and add your own words that fit the pattern. Check that you know the meaning of the words you are learning so you can use them in your writing.

To revise the spelling of ei, eigh, ey words

NC words: vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, they, obey

rein

veil

reign

beige

sheikh

sleigh

freight

weight

neigh

 

grey

prey

convey

survey

surveyor

 

Words with the /ʃ/ sound spelt ch (mostly French in origin)

NC words: brochure, chef, chalet, machine

crochet

champagne

chandelier

chaperone

charade

chauffeur

chic

chiffon

chivalry

chateau

chivalrous

chute

cliché

fuchsia

machete

moustache

parachute

quiche

chinook (a warm dry wind in winter that blows down from the Rocky Mountains)

niche

pistachio

ruche

ricochet

Names:

Charlotte

Cheryl

Michelle

 

 

To learn to spell words with the ou digraph

NC words: out, about, mouth, around, sound,

you (only English word ending ou – makes a different sound)

our

loud

proud

shroud

foul

noun

flour

hour

lounge

scrounge

sour

scour

lout

scout

shout

spout

sprout

stout

bound

flounce

found

ground

hound

mound

pound

round

sound

wound

blouse

ounce

crouch

pouch

slouch

count

mount

south

house

mouse

pounce

bounce

 

To recognise the spelling and meaning of the prefixes: in, im, ir, il,

NC words: inactive, incorrect

in

im

ir

il

indecent

incapable

inconvenient

inattentive

incredible

inverted

inaccurate

Immobile

immature

impractical

impossible

improbable

improper

impatient

impolite

irregular

irrational

irresponsible

irresistible

Illegal

Illiterate

illegible


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