One of the National Curriculum expectations for Year 3 is that pupils should continue to use phonic strategies in reading and writing words that are unfamiliar to them.
In Year 3, pupils learn spelling rules covered in the RWI Spelling Scheme. Pupils learn lots of spelling rules, e.g. how to add prefixes and suffixes to root words.
Pupils are also expected to learn how to spell ‘Red’ words, those that aren’t fully decodable and have a tricky bit in them.
The list may also contain some High Frequency words which are commonly used in children’s writing. These words may be decodable or non-decodable.
The English Curriculum places high expectations on being able to spell proficiently, so please help your child to learn their spellings every week.