Both year five classes will be concentrating on the spelling of words with silent or unstressed letters for the next few weeks.
Examples of unstressed letters are:
‘k’ (knife) ‘gh’ (ghost) ‘t’ (listen) ‘w’ (wreckage) ‘e’ general ‘b’ (numb)
Unstressed letters can be vowels or consonants and can appear at the beginning, middle or end of a word. There are few specific rules relating to unstressed letters although letters tend to appear in the same position. For instance, an unstressed ‘b’ normally appears at the end of a word.
Spellzone is a useful website to use for a list of relevant words – just type in ‘silent k spellzone’ into google.
Mr Faithfull and Mrs Harvey