Your spellings for this week are:
Explain that some words are really hard to remember but we use them a lot, for example, because. Write the word down and find the tricky parts.Tell your child that remembering a special sentence can help them to spell the word.
Write: Big elephants can always understand small elephants.
Show them the image below. Demonstrate how it works as a mnemonic to help them to spell the word. Say the mnemonic sentence slowly and ask your child to have a go at writing the word. Have they got it right? Discuss any errors. Children learn the mnemonic and chant it as they write the word lots of times.
Homophones - where words sound the same but have different meanings and are spelt differently.
there, their, they're (they are)
Show your child the different words above and discuss the different meanings of the words and the contraction they're for they are.
Give your child three pieces of paper with there, there and they're on. Read the sentences below and ask your child to hold up the correct spelling!
There are three cakes in the tin.
They’re going to eat those cakes!
Their cakes are delicious!
Their house is down this road.
There is a big dog by that gate.
They’re going swimming tonight.
Their home learning is very hard.
Are there any apples left?
They’re escaping out of the window!
Practise other previously taught homophones as in the previous activity.
I ate two cakes.
I see my friend every day.
One of the cats was blue.
I blew out the candles.
He ran very fast and won the race.
I went to the sea.
Can you choose the correct version of knew/new for each sentence?