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Spelling patterns: ‘ei’ and ‘eigh’ and ‘ey’ representing the /ai/ sound

Spelling patterns: ‘ei’ and ‘eigh’ and ‘ey’ representing the /ai/ sound

All these words include the same sound (/ai/) but it is represented by ‘ei’,‘eigh’ or ‘ey’. Underline the groups of letters making the /ai/ sound in each word, then cut the words out and put them in the correct column. Once you think you know the words, ask someone to dictate these sentences to you. Write them down and then check to see if you got the spellings right.
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Words containing ‘y’ making different sounds worksheet

Words containing ‘y’ making different sounds

Read these words and say them out loud. The ‘y’ in the words makes three different sounds: /i/ as in cygnet, /igh/ as in high, /y/ as in yellow. Can you group them into the three sound columns below?
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Spelling patterns: the suffix -ly worksheet

Spelling patterns: the suffix -ly

Words ending -ly are used to describe how something is done; they are called adverbs. Cut out these cards and match up the root words on the left with the suffix -ly on the right, then decide which words go in each sentence.
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Doubling the end letter when adding -ing worksheet

Doubling the end letter when adding -ing

Most words longer than one syllable that have the stress on the last syllable when you say them and end with a single consonant, we double the last letter when adding the suffix -ing. Can you cut out the jumbled-up cards and make the five -ing words? Then see if you can fit them into the sentences.
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Optional SATs papers: Y3 English 2006

Optional SATs papers: Y3 English 2006

Prior to 2016, optional SATs were used by teachers to help them assess children's progress at the end of each school year. This official Year 3 English SATs paper from 2006, free to download, can be used for at-home revision and practice.
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Spelling words list

Spelling words list

Get weekly spelling practice organised with our printable spelling lists, blank and ready to be filled with your child's assigned words. Attach the list to the fridge for quick revision sessions before the weekly spelling test.
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Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list

Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list

A blank Look, Cover, Write and Check spelling words list to download and print to help your child practise their weekly spelling words and prepare for tests.
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Year 3 spelling tests pack

Year 3 spelling tests pack

Revise Year 3 spelling patterns and tricky spellings with our practice tests, which cover the common words and rules taught as part of the Y3 English curriculum. The Look, Cover, Write and Check method is used to help your child learn the correct spelling of each word.
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Shakespeare plays wordsearch

Shakespeare plays wordsearch

Challenge your KS2 child to a Shakespearean wordsearch. Can they find the titles of 14 of the Bard's famous plays hidden in the wordsearch grid?
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The present tense worksheet

The present tense

Here is a list of past tense phrases. Can you write the correct present tense? Be careful, some of the verbs are irregular...
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Full stop tower game

Full stop tower game

Climb the full stop tower by correctly placing the full stop in sentences.
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Changing verb tense from past to present worksheet

Changing verb tense from past to present

Look at this passage about a playful cat. Can you change all the verb tenses from the past tense to the present tense?
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Crack that code spelling rules puzzle pack

Crack that code spelling rules puzzle pack

It's time to save the world... one correct spelling at a time! Designed to help kids practise common KS2 spelling patterns and tricky words the fun way, the Crack that code spelling rules puzzle pack offers wordsearches, crosswords, puzzles and codes galore.
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Spelling patterns wordsearch: words ending -sure / -ture

Spelling patterns: words ending -sure / -ture

The endings of these words sound the same, but some are spelled -sure and some end in -ture. Can you find each of the words in the wordsearch below?
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Spelling patterns worksheet: words containing the digraph ‘ou’

Spelling patterns: words containing the digraph ‘ou’ (Phase 5 phonics)

All these words contain the letters ‘ou’ but make the sound /u/, as in umbrella. Cut the words out and put them into the following sentences where you think they belong.
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Past tense verbs worksheet

Past tense verbs

Look at this passage. It includes a number of verbs in the past tense; you need to collect the ones that end in -ed. Find them and write them into the grid below. The highlighted letters will spell out a word.
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Colons for lists worksheet

Colons for lists

Can you correctly place the colon in these two sentences then finish these sentences off with a list, remembering your colon and your commas for separating each item.
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Choosing time connectives worksheet

Choosing time connectives

Time connectives are words or phrases that order your writing into a chronological sequence. Can you fill in the missing time connectives below so the story makes sense?
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Capital letter rules worksheet

Capital letter rules

Do you know why we use capital letters? See if you can sort these statements into the correct columns.
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Football maths and soccer English for KS1 and KS2

Football maths and soccer English for KS1 and KS2

Make the most of World Cup fever and give grammar, division and spelling practice a football twist with our soccer-themed worksheets for KS1 and KS2 children.
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