Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Well done!

Firstly, we would like to say how proud we are of the way the children conducted themselves during assessments last week. With up to three assessments a day, the children worked extremely hard and with a very mature attitude. Well done all! We hope you managed to have a well-earnt relaxing weekend!

Based on assessment outcomes, we wanted to make you aware of our focus rules in spelling up until SATS. We would really appreciate any support you can give your child in revising these rules and being able to confidently apply them to new words. Most of these rules should be found in their spelling homework books. They are as follows:

* The ‘i’ sound spelt ‘y’ other than at the end of words e.g. myth, mystery
* The suffixes –tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian
* Words containing the phoneme ‘ea’ e.g measure, treasure 
* Words ending with –gue or –que e.g. tongue, antique
* Words with the ‘s’ sound spelt ‘sc’ e.g. scene
* Words with the ‘a’ sound spelt eigh e.g. eight, weight
* Homophones (please see homework set on Friday)
* Words ending in –tious, -cious , -tial and –cial e.g. confidential, suspicious
* Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer e.g. referring
* ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after c!
* Word containing ‘ough’ e.g. dough, sought

We will be revisiting these in class too but we would appreciate additional support at home if possible. We will be testing the children on these words in a few weeks  to see how they have improved.

Thank you ever so much for your cooperation,

The Year 6 team