Year 3 Spellings: Spelling Patterns Crossword Worksheets

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These crosswords support children to learn Year 3 spelling patterns. In addition, they help to clarify word meanings, enabling children to use these words more confidently in their writing.

Each crossword focuses on a different spelling pattern. Answer sheets are also included.

The spelling patterns covered are:

  • dis- prefix
  • mis- prefix
  • re- prefix
  • un- prefix
  • -ly suffix
  • suffixes beginning with vowel letters
  • words with endings sounding like ‘zh’ or ‘ch’
  • words with endings like ‘zhun’
  • homophones
  • words containing the ‘i’ sound spelt ‘y’
  • words containing the ‘u’ sound spelt ‘ou’
  • words with the ‘k’ sound spelt ‘ch’
  • words with the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’
  • words with the ‘ay’ sound spelt ‘ei’, ‘eigh’ or ‘ey’

  • Teacher notes
  • 14 x crossword sheets
  • 14 x answer sheets
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