Spellings (and rules) to learn!

Next, we will be looking at words ending in ‘-cial’ and ‘-tial’

-cial and -tial endings usually sound the same “shul”

There’s a rule about which one to use but like all rules there are exceptions. Can you see what the rule is?

What’s the letter before these -cial words: social, special, beneficial?

What’s the letter before these -tial words: essential, substantial, partial?

 

Rule: 

Use -cial after a vowel, like after the vowel ‘o’ in social, ‘e’ in special, ‘i’ in beneficial.

Use -tial after a consonant, especially, after ‘n’ in substantial, essential, and ‘r’ in partial

Here are your spelling to learn for the next spelling test:

  1. social
  2. artificial
  3. potential
  4. essential
  5. special
  6. residential
  7. antisocial
  8. partial
  9. impartial
  10. martial

Handwriting (and spelling) practise 2

Yesterday, you had a spelling test which included words ending in ‘ent’/’ant’. If it was quite tricky, then this will help you! Today, whilst focusing on your handwriting, please complete the activity below. Remember, letter sizing needs to be consistent, make sure your descenders are the same size, and also focus on the presentation of your writing today.

  1. Add ent or ant to complete the following words:

comm…………….        vac………………        argum…………….        anci……………….      inhabit…………….

arrog……………..        extravag…………………..       appar…………………        accid………………….

 

2. Identify the words that are spelt incorrectly. Write the correct spelling of each word next to it:

permanant                relevent                     distant              lenient              differant      evident

elegent          indignant

 

3. Write the words that you can add ‘ent’ to the end of. Write a sentence (or comment below), that includes the correct spelling go all the words you’ve written .

pres                 ch                gr                   apartm          rod

 

4. Complete the words in these sentences using ent or ant. 

Alex’s dog, Baxter, is a brilli………….. guard dog, but he isn’t very obedi……….. .

Hasan was sad because he lost his instrum……………. the day before the tal……… contest.

In the sil…….. car park, the sudden appearance of the eleph…………….. scared Steve.

 

Check your answers, here: Answers

 

Good luck!

Spellings to learn!

Next week, we will be looking at words ending in ‘ent’ and ‘ant’. We will look at ways to help us remember which ending to use.

  1. brilliant – exceptionally clever or talented.
  2. resistant – offering resistance to something
  3. continent – any of the world’s main continuous expanses of land
  4. attendant – a person employed to provide a service to the public in a particular place.
  5. defiant – something that resists behaving or conforming to what is asked or expected.
  6. convenient – fitting in well with a person’s needs, activities, and plans.
  7. patient – able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
  8. abundant – existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
  9. magnificent – extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive.
  10. imminent – about to happen.

Spellings to learn!

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Next week, we will be looking at ‘Double Consonants’. These are words where a consonant letter occurs twice in succession in a word.

  1. accidentally
  2. accommodate
  3. apparent
  4. occasionally
  5. actually
  6. especially
  7. recommend
  8. interrupt
  9. sufficient
  10. possession

Have a super weekend!