These crosswords support children to learn Y4 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 and teacher’s notes are also included.
The spelling patterns covered are:
- anti- and auto- prefixes
- il- and im- prefixes
- in- and ir- prefixes
- inter- sub- and super- prefixes
- -ation suffix
- words ending with sounds like ‘shun’
- ‘g’ sound spelt ‘gue’’ and the ‘k’ sound spelt ‘que’
- ‘s’ sound spelt ‘sc’
- -ous suffix
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