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  • Oct 16th

    Help. I need to find KS2 Spellings

  • Sep 27th

    Is there somewhere where the objective for each list and associated activity is identified very clearly and linked to the new spelling curriculum? It would be useful for this to be made totally clear to save teachers time. This applies to all the spelling lists and associated activities.

    • Sep 27th

      Hi jonburdon,
      Thanks for getting in touch! We're just looking into this for you and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! :)

    • Sep 28th

      Hi there,
      The information linking each list to the NC objective is available in the Excel spreadsheet overview included in the pack. I hope you find it useful!

    • Sep 28th

      Thanks a lot

    • Sep 28th

      Hi jonburdon,
      You're very welcome, glad we could help! :)

  • Sep 24th


    Are there only activities for the first list of words in each term? For example, in the Autumn 1 folder there are 6 separate lists of words but I can only find activities for the words in the first list? Is this right or am I looking in the wrong place?

    I would like to use all 6 lists and teach all the words over the next 6 weeks, using 1 list per week. But there doesn't seem to be activity sheets for each list?

    Thank you

    • Sep 24th

      Hi charlottexx25,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :)
      If you have a look in the file called "Year 3 Autumn 1 Term Activities", there is an activity which goes with each of the 6 lists for Autumn 1. I hope this helps! Have a lovely weekend :)

  • Sep 15th

    are the lists editable please?

  • Sep 12th

    Use for early morning activities.

  • Sep 10th

    when i downloaded the cursive version there were no resources in the zip folder

    • Sep 10th

      Hi chae1766,
      Thanks for your comment and I’m sorry you’re having trouble opening this resource.

      These particular resources are contained within a ZIP pack which you’ll need to have up-to-date unzipping software to be able to access. Please take a look at our helpful FAQ page for further support with this:

      Please let me know if you're still having trouble. Have a lovely day! :)

  • Aug 29th

    Do you have an editable version of this resource?

    • Aug 29th

      Hi veggiechic6,
      Great suggestion! I'll have a look at making this editable for you :)

  • Aug 9th

    On the overview spreadsheet honourably has been misspelt as honorably. Haven't checked any of the associated sheets as I make my own.

    • Aug 9th

      Hi EmmaStead,
      I am really sorry to hear about this mistake, and I apologise if it has caused you any trouble. It will be changed shortly!

    • Aug 11th

      Hi there EmmaStead,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this issue! Our lovely resource creation team have amended the resource and emailed you the corrected version. It will also be updated on the website very soon.

  • Jul 8th

    Are these packs meant to cover all the spelling objectives for year 3 and 4? I can't see any spellings on either your year 3 or 4 overview related to the rule, ' adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable', e.g. forgetting, forgotten, hugged. This is the first objective on the statutory list.

    • Jul 21st

      Hi roots27,

      I'm sorry you've have difficulty locating the words for that objective. If you have a look at Year 3, Autumn 2, Weeks 5 and 6, you will find spellings which use those particular suffixes. If we can help you find anything else, please do let us know and we will be happy to take a look for you :)

  • Apr 7th

    Morning work activities.

  • Jan 24th

    SEN children.

  • Jan 16th


  • Nov 4th

    Are there plans to do a similar pack of activities for just the statutory word lists? I'd appreciate activities that are just using the words on the main Y3/Y4 list, whilst these are great they don't support the spelling programme we have devised in school. Thanks

    • Nov 5th

      Hi belle30,

      Thank you for your resource suggestion.

      If we're able to make this for you we'll be in touch to let you know.

      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

  • Oct 31st

    Although I have found this resource very useful and it really is great to have activities to support the spellings, most of the spellings are very hard for the Year 3 children I teach. I appreciate they follow a spelling rule, but the actual words are words they do not understand nor would I expect them to understand at this stage. E.g differentiate was in the spelling list along with discontinuation and indifference. These are not words they would be expected to use in their writing. There are many other words that use the same spelling patterns that would be better suited to that age group. Could this be looked into at all?

    • Nov 1st

      Hi catherinehands,
      Thanks for commenting! I'll ask our resource team about this for you :)

  • Sep 30th

    This would be more helpful if it was organised by spelling pattern/rule than alphabetically. Could that be done?

    • Sep 30th

      Hi charlottanb77,
      I'll see what we can do for you! Thanks for commenting :)

    • Oct 1st

      All the spelling packs are taken from the NC document, but they start with the spelling lists, which is why the first lists of the year are all in alphabetical order. We wanted to make packs that would cover every week of the year, so all the examples in the spelling lists and the appendix for Y3/4 have been used over the Year 3 and Year 4 packs, but obviously to extend this over two years we had to fill in some others as well!
      After the words from the spelling lists have been included, the following lists all follow the rules, but they are split between Y3 and Y4.
      e.g. 'The /ɪ/ sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words' is in the Year 3 Pack, Spring 1 Week 1.
      'Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable' is in the Year 4 Pack, Autumn 2, Week 6.
      Hope this helps :).

      If you are looking for a specific rule, it would be best to download both the Year 3 and Year 4 Packs. I'll ask one of our designers to put an overview of all the spelling lists into each pack, so you can select the lists you want to use more easily :).

  • Sep 10th

    Has this resource been updated yet?

  • Sep 7th

    The tricky words that are down on the week 1 autumn term like the cover photo don't match the spellings in the first resource pack. They're on the look cover write check sheet but not the other activities. It's the accidentally etc words resources I can't seem to find.

    • Sep 7th

      Hi anyaparkinson,
      Thanks you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll ask our resource creators to look at this right away!

    • Sep 8th

      Hi thereanyaparkinson,
      Thanks for spotting this mistake! We have now corrected it and emailed you the amended resource, I hope you find it useful. It will also be updated on the website soon.

  • Sep 2nd

    Are these in line with the New Curriculum words? Thanks

    • Sep 2nd

      Hi Piphamer,
      Thanks for commenting! Yes they are, I hope this helps. :)

  • Aug 20th

    A great resource although as with the Year 2 set, the footer at the bottom on some of these say year 1.

    • Aug 20th

      Hi abigailjames287,
      Thanks you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll ask our resource creators to look at this right away!

    • Aug 20th

      Hi thereabigailjames287,
      We have now fixed this mistake and emailed you the corrected resource - I hope you find it useful! It will also be updated on the website as soon as possible.

    • Aug 20th

      Hi thereabigailjames287,
      We have now fixed this mistake and emailed you the corrected resource - I hope you find it useful! It will also be updated on the website as soon as possible.

  • Aug 19th

    Weekly Spelling

  • Aug 12th

    Great for weekly spelling.

  • Aug 6th

    spelling rule for each weeks spelling would be useful

  • Jun 8th

    For weekly spelling practice and test.

  • Apr 24th

    To complement my spelling programme

  • Apr 12th

    to support and complement my reading lessons

  • Apr 10th

    to complete spelling program

  • Apr 8th

    To complement my current spelling program.

Year 3 Spelling Lists and Resources Pack

Year 3 Spelling Lists and Resources Pack - This pack includes one list of 10 spellings for every week of the Year 3 academic school year, all linked to the National Curriculum. Accompanying each spelling list is a related activity sheet or game which is perfect for either independent work, paired work, group work or homework to consolidate learning.
This zip file contains:
  • Year-3-Autumn-1-Term-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Autumn-1-Term-Activities-Crossword-Answers.pdf
  • Year-3-Autumn-1-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Year-3-Autumn-2-Term-Activities-Wordsearch-Answers.pdf
  • Year-3-Autumn-2-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Year-3-Spring-1-Term-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Spring-1-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Year-3-Spring-2-Term-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Spring-2-Term-Activities-Wordsearch-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Spring-2-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-1-Term-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-1-Term-Activities-Crossword-Answers.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-1-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-2-Term-Activities.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-2-Term-Activities-Wordsearch-Answers.pdf
  • Year-3-Summer-2-Term-Spelling-Lists.pdf
  • Overview-of-Year-3-and-Year-4-Spelling-Packs.xlsx
  • One-Page/
  • One-Page/Year-3-Autumn-1-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • One-Page/Year-3-Autumn-2-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • One-Page/Year-3-Spring-1-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • One-Page/Year-3-Spring-2-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • One-Page/Year-3-Summer-1-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • One-Page/Year-3-Summer-2-Term-Spelling-Lists-1-6-on-One-Page.pdf
  • Year-3-Autumn-2-Term-Activities.pdf

This resource is available in Standard, Black and White, Cursive and One Page.
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    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Aug 11th
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