What are statutory spelling lists?
The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell.
What words should 8 year olds be able to spell?
Examples of spelling words for 8-year-olds
What spellings should YEAR 5 know?
In Years 5 and 6, the following spelling rules and patterns will be taught:
- Words ending -cious and -tious such as ‘delicious’ and ‘superstitious’
- Words ending -cial and -tial such as ‘special’ and ‘partial’
- Words ending -ant, -ance and -ancy such as ‘hesitant’, ‘hesitance’ and ‘hesitancy’
What are the national curriculum expectations for spelling in year 4?
Take a look at the National Curriculum expectations for spelling in Year 4 (age 8–9): Suffixes are morphemes (groups of letters that mean something on their own) that are added at the end of a root or root word to change the meaning. Prefixes are morphemes added at the front of a word.
How many spelling words do year 4 students need in Australia?
We’ve come prepared with 100 spelling words for Year 4 students in Australia and compiled them into worksheets for your child to work on! These spelling worksheets cover a range of common sounds and spelling patterns that students in Year 4 will familiarise themselves with.
How can I Help my Child with a spelling list?
If your child is struggling with a spelling list they have been asked to learn, here are a few ideas to help: Remind your child to regularly check through their writing for spelling errors. They need to develop a feel for whether a word looks right.
When do you add an apostrophe to a word in year 4?
Here, an apostrophe and an -s are added after the final letter (‘the children’s toys’ or ‘the team’s boots’). In Year 4, your child will continue to check the spellings of their words using an age-appropriate dictionary.