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English

Date given: Friday 19th March

Due in: Wednesday 24th March

 

Sort Hyphens

In grammar lessons during our home learning, we looked at the different ways hyphens can be used. Please sort the words given below onto the attached grid. After that, your challenge is to write at least two silly sentences including as many of these hyphenated words as possible. For example:

 

 

pick-me-up

crazy-sounding

de-energise

two-thirds

nitty-gritty

sweet-smelling

de-ice

forty-nine

cut-and-dried

author-illustrator

de-emphasise

 

sixty-eight

half-hearted

spider-monkey

re-sent

three-fifths

ice-skate

thirty-four

ice-cream

eighty-three

co-operate

England-Scotland

re-cover

down-and-out

middle-of-the-road

war-torn

chair-swing

re-press

double-cross

reddy-brown

co-workers

little-used

 

The sweet-smelling spider-monkey re-sent two-thirds of the reddy-brown ice-cream to the author-illustrator’s co-workers.

 

 

 

Termly Spellings 

 

Please find below the new spellings for Year 6 for this term. We are adapting our usual spelling lists to include commonly misspelt words from Sir Linkalot, topic words, words that use the spelling rules we will be teaching this term or have taught last term or words linked to the statutory Year 5/6 spelling list. We would appreciate if you would spend time helping your child practise these using a variety of spelling strategies. Usually, children will be tested the week before the last week of each term. However, this term we will test during the last week as the children have just been given this term's spellings. 

Year 6 Spellings Term 4

  1. convenience –  from Diamond Dickinson
  2. diamond - from Diamond Dickinson
  3. restaurant - from Diamond Dickinson
  4. competition – from Spaghetti Shakespeare
  5. serious - from Spaghetti Shakespeare
  6. success - from Spaghetti Shakespeare
  7. ancient- from Spaghetti Shakespeare
  8. exercise – from Bicycle Bernard Shaw
  9. occur - from Bicycle Bernard Shaw
  10. Parliament
  11. evolution
  12. inheritance
  13. sincerely
  14. knight
  15. advice
  16. co-operate
  17. available
  18. transferred
  19. interference
  20. independence