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Howitt Primary Community School

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On a weekly basis, we are setting year 3 spellings for the children to learn but if your child is finding them difficult, please teach them their common exception words (there is a link on the bottom of this page). 

Unfortunately, are no longer setting the spellings on Purple Mash. We are focusing on the years 3 and 4 tricky spellings words (the ones on the word mat that we sent home). The weekly spellings will now be on the weekly timetable and these are the spellings we will be focusing on in school with the key worker children. 


Please encourage your children to practise their spellings – they know a variety of ways to do this!

  • Build it up
  • 2 wrongs and 1 right
  • Across and down
  • What I need to remember
  • Roll and spell - virtual die


Another resource that may also be of use to support your children with their spelling is the Phonics Play website. Children may find the games and resources from phases 3-6 useful.


Old spellings:

Week commencing 23rd March: Homophones and near homophones.

here, hear, knot, not, mail, male, ball, bawl, grown, groan. 


Week commencing 30th March: Homophones and near homophones. 

meet, meat, bury, berry, piece, peace, break, brake, saw, sore.


Week commencing 20th April: /ei/ sound spelt ei, eigh or ey. 

eight, they, obey, vein, weight, neighbour, eighth, neigh, beige, sleigh. 


Week commencing 27th April: /sh/ sound spelt with ch. 

chef, chalet, machine, brochure, chute, parachute, moustache, quiche, chauffeur, chandelier. 


Week commencing 4th May: /shon/ sound spelt with cian. 

musician, electrician, magician, optician, politician, mathematician, physician, technician, dietician, beautician.  


Week commencing 11th May: /i/ sound spelt with y. 

myth, qym, Egypt, pyramid, mystery, crystal, symbol, syrup, cygnet, lyric.


Week commencing 18th May: /u/ sound spelt with ou.

young, touch, double, trouble, country, rough, enough, tough, cousin, couple.


Week commencing 1st June: Prefix - super.

supermarket, superstar, superman, superhuman, supersonic, superfine, superficial, supercomputer, supertanker, superstructure. 


Week commencing 8th June: Prefix - im 

immature, impossible, impatient, imperfect, immortal, impolite, immovable, improbable, imbalance, impeccable.