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.
The best way to remember your spellings is the look, say, cover, write, check method. Regually practicing this way will improve your 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.
Fill in your own words that you get wrong regularly with our blank spelling sheet.
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.
Some 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.
Spelling sheets for the top 40 words.
Print off this checklist of the top 40 common words you should learn to spell.
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.
y + i + ly = happily
y + i + ly = busily
10 words ending with ly.
Look at the word and type the word once the doors have closed. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this little bird spelling game. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Spell out the 'Tricky Words' in this spooky spelling game. Choose Year 3 & 4.
Match missing letters to the correct word coconut.
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
10 words beginning with the mis 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
10 words beginning with the bi or re prefix.
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
10 words ending with gue or que.