The letters 'ough' are pronounced differently, depending on the word they're in. Which words use which?
Find out how the 'shus' sound is used for descriptive words and can be spelt two ways, -cious and -tious.
Find out about words that contain silent letters, like the 'k' in knight or the 's' in island.
The 'shun' sound at the end of a word can be spelt in different ways. Find out about words ending in -tion, -cian, -sion and -ssion
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Find out about words like chef and machine, where the 'sh' sound is spelt with the letters 'ch'.
Find out about words where the 'i' sound is spelt with the letter 'y'.
Find out about words like country and cousin, where the 'uh' sound is spelt with the letters 'ou'.
Find out about some words that have a silent letter 'c'.
Find out about the different spellings of the -sure and -ture sound at the end of words.
Find out about words that end with the 'shun' sound spelt -sion, like invasion and explosion.
Homophones are groups of words which sound the same when you say them but have different spellings and meanings.
Working out whether to use to, too or two can be tricky. Find out when to use each of these words.
Find out how to use the homophones their, they’re and there
Discover how you can change the meaning of a word by adding a prefix.
Find out how to add suffixes to the end of words to change their meaning.
Discover how you can add the suffix -ly to a word to change its meaning.
Find out what happens when you add the suffix -ation to the end of a word.
Find out what happens when you add the suffix -ous to the end of a word.
Find out how listening to the stress of the final syllable can help when adding suffixes to words.
We can use a dictionary to find out the meaning or spelling of a word.
Find out how to break down words into sounds that are easier to recognise.
Find out what you need to do to work out what a text means.
What makes a fact different from an opinion and how can you tell the difference?
Inference is when you read between the lines and look for clues in a story.
Find out about different types of fiction and non-fiction texts.
What are the features of adverts and brochures? How can you find out the differences?
Find out about the different genres of fiction writing.
Myths were created by early civilisations to make sense of the world around them.
Find out how the stories of the Banshee vary between different locations.
Robin Hood is a legend, as some of the characters in the story are based on people who did once exist. But parts of the story have been expanded.
Myths are magical tales with hidden meaning, like the Fountain of Youth.
Find out how to work out the rhyme scheme of a poem.