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St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp

Spellings- Summer Term 2021 

Homeschooling - How to Teach Your Child Spelling Words – Reading Eggs

Below, you will find a list of the spellings for this half term. Please ensure that your child completes the 'learn, write, check' sheet which can be found on the homework page- this sheet can be downloaded but does not need to be returned to school. The activity sheet relating to these spellings, where their comprehension and spelling of each word will be checked, will be completed in class.

Summer Term- (second half)

Week 1- Homophones and near homophones
Accept, except, affect, effect, ball, bawl, berry, bury, brake, break, fair, fare, grate, great, groan, grown

Week 2- Homophones and near homophones
Here, hear, knot, not, mail, male, main, mane, meat, meet, medal, meddle, missed, mist, where, wear

Week 3- Homophones and near homophones
Peace, piece, plain, plane, rain, rein, reign, scene, seen, heel, heal, he’ll, no, know, deer, dear

Week 4- Word list for Years 3 and 4

Accident, accidentally, actual, actually, address, answer, appear, believe, bicycle, breath, breathe, build, busy, business, calendar, caught

Week 5- Word list for Years 3 and 4

Centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear, early, earth, eight, eighth

Week 6- Word list for Years 3 and 4

Enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February, forward, forwards, fruit, grammar, group, guard, guide, heard


Summer Term (first half)



Week 1- Words with the CH sound

teach, teacher, catch, catcher, rich, richer, stretch, stretcher, creature, furniture, picture, nature, natural, naturally, adventure, adventurous.

Week 2- Suffixes including OUS

poison, poisoning, poisoned, poisonous, danger, dangerous, mountain, mountainous, fame, famous, vary, various, tremendous, enormous, jealous, jealousy.

Week 3- Words ending tion

invent, invention, inject, injection, act, action, hesitate, hesitation, complete, completion, describe, description, detect, detection, reflect, reflection.

Week 4- ch, gue and que

Chef, chalet, machine, brochure, league, tongue, dialogue, analogue, plague, antique, unique, mosque, cheque, grotesque, grotesquely, uniquely

Week 5-  ae sound

Vein, weigh, weight, eight, eighth, eighty, eighteen, neigh, neighbour, neighbourly, neighbourhood, high, they, obey, straight, sleigh

Week 6- Homophones and near homophones
Accept, except, affect, effect, ball, bawl, berry, bury, brake, break, fair, fare, grate, great, groan, grown

Spring Term (Second half)

Week 1- Suffixes
inform, informing, informed, information, adore, adoration, sense, sensation, prepare, preparing, prepared, preparation, admire, admired, admiring, admiration
Week 2- Suffixes
sad, sadly, complete, completely, actual, actually, usual, usually, final, finally, comic, comical, comically, accident, accidental, accidentally
Week 3- Suffixes
happy, happily, happiness, anger, angry, angrily, tidy, tidily, untidy, gentle, gently, gentleness, simple, simply, simpler, simplest

Week 4- Suffixes on words with the sound J

measure, measured, measuring, treasure, treasure, treasuring, please, pleased, pleasing, pleasure, enclose, enclosing, enclosed, enclosure, leisure, leisurely.

Week 5- Apostrophes for contractions

is not, isn't, was not, wasn't, did not, didn't, does not, doesn't, will not, won't, cannot, can't, could not, couldn't, should not, shouldn't.

Week 6- Suffixes

teach, teacher, farm, farmer, drive, driver, mine, miner, babysit, babysitter, run, runner, shop, shopper, spin, spinner.

 Spring Term (first half)


Week 1- Unsounded letters

Knee, kneel, knife, knives, know, knock, gnat, gnome, grow, write, wrist, wrap, when, where, honest, rhyme.

Week 2- Prefix re

Build, rebuild, visit, revisit, play, replay, write, rewrite, cycle, recycle, place, replace, turn, return, fresh, refresh.

Week 3- Prefixes

Cycle, bicycle, recycle, tricycle, appear, disappear, visible, invisible, normal, abnormal, view, preview, review, interview, marine, submarine.

Week 4- Prefixes

Behave, misbehave, sense, nonsense, fiction, non-fiction, stop, non-stop, import, export, interior, exterior, star, co-star, clockwise, anti-clockwise.

Week 5- Prefixes
mature, immature, mortal, immortal, possible, impossible, patient, impatient, perfect, imperfect, market, supermarket, man, superman, star, superstar

Week 6- Prefixes
do, redo, new, renew, wind, rewind, turn, return, appear, reappear, decorate, redecorate, divide, subdivide, marine, submarine

Autumn Term (second half)


Week 1- Numbers and measures

Ninety, hundred, thousand, million, metre, centimetre, millimetre, kilometre, gram, kilogram, litre, millilitre, second, minute, hour, month.

Week 2- Prefix ‘un’

Happy, unhappy, tidy, untidy, lucky, unlucky, usual, unusual, zip, unzip, tie, untie, fair, unfair, kind, unkind.

Week 3- Adding suffixes

Forget, forgetting, forgotten, begin, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred, preferring, garden, gardening, gardened, gardener, limit, limited, limitation

Week 4- Adding prefixes

Appoint, disappoint, agree, disagree, obey, disobey, connect, disconnect, appear, disappear, behave, misbehave, lead, mislead, spell, misspell.

Week 5- Unsounded letters

Comb, bomb, thumb, crumb, lamb, numb, climb, calf, calves, half, halves, calm, palm, could, should, would.


Autumn Term (first half)

Week 1 - The u sound spelt ou
young, younger, youngest, touch, touched, touching, double, doubling, doubled, trouble, troubling, troublesome, country, countryside, countries, couple.

Week 2- Adding suffixes to words ending with two consonants
sing, singing, ring, ringing, walk, walking, jump, jumping, paint, painting, dress, dressing, rest, resting.

Week 3- Adding suffixes to words with two vowels before the end consonant
sleep, sleeping, dream, dreaming, feel, feeling, shout, shouting, sail, sailing, boil, boiling, peel, peeling, speak, speaking.

Week 4- Doubling the consonant to add a suffix
run, running, hop, hopping, sit,sitting, skip, skipping, step, stepping, grip, gripping, shut, shutting, win, winning.

Week 5- Removing e to add ing
hope, hoping, come, coming, smile, smiling, take, taking, care, caring, make, making, divide, dividing, stare, staring

Week 6- Consonant digraphs
pan, pancake, week, weekend, goal, goalkeeper, break, breakfast, stairs, upstairs, downstairs, any, anybody, anyone, anything, anywhere.