Spellings (and rules) to learn!

Next, we will be looking at words ending in ‘-cial’ and ‘-tial’

-cial and -tial endings usually sound the same “shul”

There’s a rule about which one to use but like all rules there are exceptions. Can you see what the rule is?

What’s the letter before these -cial words: social, special, beneficial?

What’s the letter before these -tial words: essential, substantial, partial?

 

Rule: 

Use -cial after a vowel, like after the vowel ‘o’ in social, ‘e’ in special, ‘i’ in beneficial.

Use -tial after a consonant, especially, after ‘n’ in substantial, essential, and ‘r’ in partial

Here are your spelling to learn for the next spelling test:

  1. social
  2. artificial
  3. potential
  4. essential
  5. special
  6. residential
  7. antisocial
  8. partial
  9. impartial
  10. martial

Thursday 22nd – Handwriting (and spelling) Practise 2

Yesterday, you had a spelling test which included words ending in ‘ent’/’ant’. If it was quite tricky, then this will help you! Today, whilst focusing on your handwriting, please complete the activity below. Remember, letter sizing needs to be consistent, make sure your descenders are the same size, and also focus on the presentation of your writing today.

  1. Add ent or ant to complete the following words:

comm…………….        vac………………        argum…………….        anci……………….      inhabit…………….

arrog……………..        extravag…………………..       appar…………………        accid………………….

 

2. Identify the words that are spelt incorrectly. Write the correct spelling of each word next to it:

permanant                relevent                     distant              lenient              differant      evident

elegent          indignant

 

3. Write the words that you can add ‘ent’ to the end of. Write a sentence (or comment below), that includes the correct spelling go all the words you’ve written .

pres                 ch                gr                   apartm          rod

 

4. Complete the words in these sentences using ent or ant. 

Alex’s dog, Baxter, is a brilli………….. guard dog, but he isn’t very obedi……….. .

Hasan was sad because he lost his instrum……………. the day before the tal……… contest.

In the sil…….. car park, the sudden appearance of the eleph…………….. scared Steve.

 

Check your answers, here: Answers

 

Good luck!

Monday 17th May – Handwriting Practise 1

This week, we are going to be focusing on punctuation and spacing.

The rules for correct spacing with punctuation marks are the same when you use joined-up writing or print writing:

  • There is never a space before the punctuation mark.
  • There is always a single space after the punctuation mark.

This means that there is always a single space between each sentence that we write. A punctuation mark never joins up with the letter before it.

QUESTION: Which example shows the correct spacing between sentences? (Answer is below)

a) Screenshot 2020-05-17 at 19.52.09

b)Screenshot 2020-05-17 at 19.52.14

a) In each sentence, there is no space between the full stop and the letter before it. The full stop is also not joined to the letter before it. There is a single space after each full stop, and this means that there is one space between each sentence.

b) At the end of the first sentence, there are two spaces between the full stop and there letter after it. There is no space between the last two sentences. In the third sentence, there is a space between the dull stop and the letter before it. 

Activity:

Using your handwriting rules and knowledge, have a go at writing the paragraph below. Look at the words listed above the paragraph. Choose which word (or group of words) goes in which blank space.

Screenshot 2020-05-17 at 19.47.07

Spellings to learn!

Next week, we will be looking at words ending in ‘ent’ and ‘ant’. We will look at ways to help us remember which ending to use.

  1. brilliant – exceptionally clever or talented.
  2. resistant – offering resistance to something
  3. continent – any of the world’s main continuous expanses of land
  4. attendant – a person employed to provide a service to the public in a particular place.
  5. defiant – something that resists behaving or conforming to what is asked or expected.
  6. convenient – fitting in well with a person’s needs, activities, and plans.
  7. patient – able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
  8. abundant – existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
  9. magnificent – extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive.
  10. imminent – about to happen.