Miss England Spelling Group These are the units that we will be covering week by week in our spelling group. Each unit focuses on a different spelling rule, and we are asking you to focus on learning the rule rather than the words themselves when you practice at home. Below you will find suggestions of words that follow each rule, but if you think of any others, please feel free to practice these as well. Unit 6 Adding the suffix –ness (when the root word doesn’t change.) Softness Kindness Madness Fitness Darkness Coldness Quietness Goodness Weakness Illness Unit 7 Adding the suffix -ness (when the root word ends in –y change to an i before adding – ness) Chattiness Sleepiness Giddiness Spiciness Cheekiness Dizziness Silliness Bossiness Unit 8 Words ending in – le (dropping the e when adding -ing) Unit 9 Words ending in – el (doubling the l before adding –ing or –ed) Unit 10 Words ending in – al (doubling the l before adding –ly) Unit 11 Adding the suffix –ful Apples Apple Giggle Giggled Cuddle Cuddles Cuddling Wiggle Wiggling Handle Handled Handling Cancel Cancelled Cancelling Label Labelling Travel Travelling Travelled Jewel Jewels Parcel Formal Formally Gradual Gradually Equal Equally Royal Royally Animal Medal Sandal Colourful Delightful Cheerful Wonderful Thankful Painful Successful Hopeful Thoughtful Unit 12 Adding the suffix –less (when the root word doesn’t change). Careless Hopeless Fearless Toothless Pointless Restless Homeless Endless Harmless Unit 13 Adding the suffix –ment (when the root word doesn’t change). Movement Attachment Enjoyment Amazement Judgement Punishment Measurement Treatment Unit 14 Words ending in -tion Unit 15 Adding the suffix –es (swapping the y for and i). Station Nation National Emotional Location Potion Caption Section Option Babies Fries Carries Bodies Hobbies Ladies Spies Flies Tries Families We will have a short test on the previous week’s rule and words at the start of the following unit. Any words that children are finding tricky will be recorded in their log-book for children to keep practicing. We will also have a longer, more formal, assessment after every 4-5 units in order to track the progress children are making. Each week we will inform you via the newsletter on which unit your child needs to practice that weekend.