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Spelling Year 3

Spelling Year 3

Spelling Year 3 KS2. Support on spelling for kids with Super Brainy Beans. Primary homework help with worksheet downloads and online games.

Pick a level

If you find the spellings difficult in your year then try starting with spellings from the year below. It's ok to work lower than the year you are on and fill the gaps rather than struggling at your level without understanding the basics.




Learning spellings

The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your spellings.
Look Say Cover Write Check Spellings

 

Practice your spellings for four days then get someone to test you on the fifth day without looking at the words first.

Download our spelling sheets for lists of words to practice spelling.

Blank spelling sheet
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.

Spelling Test book note pad
Print off the sheets to make the notepads for the Spelling Test book

Spell all 40 common words

Throughout Year 3 children are expected to learn how to spell the 40 new words which are commonly used in reading and writing.

Top TipSome of these do not follow the normal phonic rules and are known as 'tricky' words. Here there is no trick to learning to spell these words they just have to know.

Top 40 Words
Spelling sheets for the top 40 words.
Top 40 Words Check List
Print off this checklist of the top 40 common words you should learn to spell.

Suffixes ly

Suffixes are groups of letters that can be added to a root word. Suffixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.

If the word ends with y, change the y into i and add ly.

happy + i + ly = happily
busy + i + ly = busily

Words ending ly spelling sheet
10 words ending with ly.

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Suffixes al

Words ending in al.

natural actual capital

Words ending al spelling sheet
10 words ending with al.

Suffixes sure

Words ending in sure make the zhuh sound.

treasure pleasure leisure

Words ending sure spelling sheet
10 words ending with sure.

Suffixes ture

Words ending in ture make the chuh sound.

picture mixture capture

Words ending ture spelling sheet
10 words ending with ture.

Spelling games

Word balloonWord Balloon
A fun take on the classic hangman game! Try to guess Lennox's letters. For every guess you get wrong, one of his balloons will pop. Accidentally pop all 11 balloons, and you're out!
Look, Cover, Write Check Spelling game playLook, Cover, Write, Check
Look at the word and type the word once the doors have closed. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Little Bird Spelling game playLittle bird Spelling
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this little bird spelling game. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Spooky Spelling game playSpooky Spelling
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this spooky spelling game. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Coconut Vowels Spelling game playCoconut Vowels
Match missing letters to the correct word coconut.

Prefixes mis

A prefix is a group of letters that are added to a root word. Prefixes change the meaning of a word to make a new word.

Prefixes beginning with mis make the opposite of the word.

mistrust misplace misspell

Words beginning with mis spelling sheet
10 words beginning with the mis prefix.

Prefixes dis

Prefixes beginning with dis make the opposite of the word.

disappear dislike discolour

Words beginning with dis spelling sheet
10 words beginning with the dis prefix.

Prefixes bi & re

Prefixes beginning with bi mean two or twice.

bicycle biannual biplane

Prefixes beginning with re mean again or back.

repay rebuild reapply

Words beginning with bi or re spelling sheet
10 words beginning with the bi or re prefix.



Words with ou

These words have the short u sound, spelt ou.

touch rough tough

Words with ch

These words have the sh sound, spelt ch.

chef machine brochure

Suffixes ary

These words end with ary.

library primary salary

Words ending with ary spelling sheet
10 words ending with ary.

Words ending with gue or que

Words ending in gue make the g sound.

plague vague league

Words ending in que make the k sound.

unique cheque technique

Words ending with gue or que spelling sheet
10 words ending with gue or que.

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