Year 3 and 4 Spelling Games

Statutory RequirementGamesFlashcardsSpelling Practise
Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

Example words: forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred
suffixesadding suffixes beginning with vowelSuffixes Objective 1 minecraft
The / / ɪ sound spelt y
elsewhere than at the
end of words

Example words: myth, gym, Egypt, pyramid, mystery
I spelt YI spelt Yi spelt y minecraft
The /ʌ/ sound spelt

Example words: young, touch, double, trouble, country
U spelt OUu spelt ouu spelt ou minecraft
More prefixes

Example words: disappoint, misbehave, inactive, immature etc
The suffix –ation

Example words: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration
ationation suffix
The suffix –ly

Example words: sadly, completely, usually, finally, comically
lyly suffix
Words with endings
sounding like /ʒə/ or

Example words: measure, treasure, pleasure, enclosure, creature, furniture, picture, nature, adventure
sure and tureure endings
Endings which sound
like /ʒən/

Example words: division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television
sionsion endings
The suffix –ous

Example words: poisonous, dangerous, humorous, courageous, serious
ousous endings
Endings which sound
like /ʃən/, spelt –tion,
–sion, –ssion, –cian

Example words; invention, expression, expansion, musician etc
sion etction sion ssion cian endings
Words with the /k/
sound spelt ch
(Greek in origin)

Example words: scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character
chk spelt ch
Words with the /ʃ/
sound spelt ch
(mostly French in

Example words: chef, chalet, machine, brochure
sh spelt chsh spelt ch
Words ending with
the /g/ sound spelt –
gue and the /k/ sound
spelt –que (French in

Example words: league, tongue, antique, unique
gue and quegue and que
Words with the /s/
sound spelt sc (Latin
in origin)

Example words: science, scene, discipline, fascinate, crescent
s spelt scs spelt sc
Words with the /eɪ/
sound spelt ei, eigh,
or ey

Example words: vein, weigh, eight, neighbour, they, obey
ey eigh etcay spelt ei
apostrophe with
plural words

Example words: girls', boys', babies', children's, men's, mice's
Coming soon possessive apostrophes
Homophones and
near-homophones (please note this game currently only works in Internet Explorer)
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