Spellings for this week:
Contracted words, also known as contractions, are short words made by putting two words together. Letters are omitted in the contraction and replaced by an apostrophe. The apostrophe shows where the letters would be if the words were written in full.
Examples of contracted words:
|Original two words||Contraction/Contracted words|
Display some words with contractions. Ask your child what they can remember about what is special about the spelling of these words. Show the full versions and look at the changes in spelling. Remind your child why we use contractions and practise saying the words
contraction and apostrophe. Reinforce that the apostrophe goes in the place of the missing letter(s).
Model playing Pairs. Use pairs of cards with contractions and full versions. Pupils play with a partner, putting all the cards face down on the table and taking turns to turn over two cards. If they have a matching pair, they can keep it. If not, they must turn the cards over again. The winner is the pupil with the most pairs.
Can you contract the two original words?