-ie -ei words
We are looking at words with the -ee- sound (phoneme) which has the -ie or -ei grapheme.
If the sound is -ee-, then the rule is that the 'i comes before the e':
However, if there is the consonant 'c' directly before the grapheme, then it changes to -ei:
Watch out! There are also some exception words:
(I have also included 'convenience' as this is often mispelled, but is actually a different phoneme)
w/c 8th Oct
This week, please practise words containing hyphenated prefixes. We hyphenate when the word would look strange or it may be difficult to know how to pronounce it without the hyphen:
w/c 1st Oct
This week, we look at the -ent / -ence / -ency words...
I will also include 'blind' words in the test: words that follow the same format or rule but were not included in the practise list.
w/c 24th September
This week's spellings are words that end in -ant/-ance/-ancy, as opposed to -ent/-ence/-ency (next week!).
w/c 17th September:
This week, the rule is all around whether we use -ce or -se.
e.g. practice, spelt with -ce is a noun (doctor's practice, choir practice etc), whereas practise spelt with -se is a verb (we need to practise our spellings etc)
w/c 10th September
This week, we are looking at using more ambitious vocabulary in our writing: