Spellings Week beginning 29th April (to be tested next Tuesday 7th May )
Adding ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ to verbs following the rules:
If a word ends with a single vowel + a single consonant you need to double the final letter:
shop – shopping-shopped
If a word has a split vowel diagraph ( a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e) you remove the e before adding ‘ing’ or ‘ed’
If a word has a double vowel ( oo, ai, ea..) or a double consonant ( lk, mb, ll) you just add ‘ing’ or ‘ed’
Remember we did irregular past tense verbs last term
patting, clapping, cutting, digging, dragging, dropping, flapping, getting, grabbing, hopping, hugging, humming, letting, planning, running, shopping, skipping, spinning, stepping, wetting, winning, slipping, stopping,
skating, shaping, making. riding, biting, shaping, hoping, waving, sloping
raining, boating, spoiling, fighting, waiting, reading, falling, greeting, shouting,
Give/gave, find/found, tell/told, become/became, leave/left, feel/felt, bring/brought, begin/began, keep/kept, hold/held, write/wrote, mean/meant, meet/met, run/ran, pay/paid, sit/sat, speak/spoke, lie/lay, grow/grew, understand/understood.
Tips for learning your spellings:
Look, cover, write check.
Look for the definitions online or using a dictionary.
Write sentences including the words.
Write the words in exciting ways, e.g. bubble writing, swirly writing etc.
Make flash cards.
These activities can last 10 minutes a day!