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Year 3 Spelling Patterns Word Spinner

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This word spinner resource pack helps children identify and practise Y3 spelling patterns through a fun craft activity.

It features 16 letter strings, and uses vocabulary that will enhance children’s comprehension and support more-effective writing.

Blank templates are included so children can make their own puzzles for classmates, or word spinners for revision.

Teacher notes are also included.

Possible uses

  • Provide the children with the parts to more than one word spinner and challenge them to find the tops which match the bottom
  • Provide the children with the top of a word spinner and a blank bottom. Children can then add their own words to this bottom
  • Provide the children with the bottom to a word spinner and a blank top. Challenge them to use identify the spelling pattern which could be used to complete each of the words
  • Provide children with a word spinner for them to assemble. The children can then be challenged to use words from the spinner in their writing over a set period of time

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils’ spelling of common words should be correct, including common exception words and other words that they have learnt.

Pupils should spell words as accurately as possible using their phonic knowledge and other knowledge of spelling, such as morphology and etymology.

Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.

Spell further homophones

Spell words that are often misspelt

Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

  • teacher notes
  • word spinner templates
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